The aim of this policy is to create a non-bullying ethos in Loreto Grammar School where the relationships between:
will be based on mutual respect, trust, caring and consideration for others, rather than on power and strength.
STEPS FOR A “SHARED RESPONSIBILITY APPROACH”
Responses to Bullying Behaviour
In Loreto we aim to support the child who has experienced bullying as well as the young person who has displayed bullying type behaviours. To determine the level of severity of bullying behaviour which has occurred, staff involved will determine the following:
The facts will be collated and clarified by, listening to the views of all, with a no blame approach. They will identify undesirable / bullying behaviours will be identified and discussed fully with the individual / group involved.
The aim will be to promote understanding from the perspective of the child who has been bullied, to encourage responsibility and find a resolution.
Parents/ Guardians of the child who has been bullied and the child engaging in bullying behaviours, will be informed at the earliest convenience and their support sought.
In deciding upon an intervention, all the facts will be taken into account, including the intent of harm, the severity of the incident, the willingness to take responsibility as well as whether there was any provocation.
A level of intervention will be identified in an attempt to support and resolve the issues presented.
It is important to remember that every bullying incident will be individually assessed and an intervention chosen which best meets the needs of all pupils. In Loreto we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy and caring environment in which our students are encouraged to learn and achieve their potential, free from verbal, physical or emotional harm.