We undertake to educate the students in our care as to what constitutes
bullying, what their rights are as members of the school community
and what their responsibilities are with respect to the rights of
We will actively seek out information from students, parents and other
staff when we feet that there is an indication that a bullying situation
could be occurring. All such incidents All be investigated and followed
up by appropriate school personnel.
The well being and safety of the victim/victims will be treated as
being of paramount importance and this consideration will inform all
further action taken by the school.
Where possible and if it is judged to be in the interest of the students,
parents of victims and/or bullies will be informed and kept up to
date on progress in resolving the incident.
We actively encourage parents to communicate any suspicion they have
that an incidence of bullying is taking place, whether it involves
their own or other children. All communications of this nature will
be treated seriously.
We would like to see each student of Confey College be happy, comfortable
and safe in our school. No one has a right to make anyone else in
the school unhappy.
In order to avoid any possible situation of intimidation arising,
we undertake to make sure each of you is made aware of:
bullying is -
you should do if you become aware of bullying happening to yourself
or to others.
we in the school will act to protect you if a situation of bullying
"Bullying is repeated aggression, verbal, psychological
or physical conducted by an individual or group against others.
incidents of aggressive behaviour, which should not be condoned,
can scarcely be described as bullying. However, when the
is systematic and ongoing it is bullying".
to property, (damage to clothing, school books, bicycle or locker).
- (loss of, lunch money or property).
- (aggressive body language) Abusive telephone calls
- (exclusion from groups, being ignored)
than one person engaged in bullying another. Normally this "Group"
would have a "Ring Leader" who would direct or encourage
others. Isolation and counselling of this "Ring leader" is
the normal solution to this type of "Bullying".
to One Bullying
One pupil bullying another.
on what to do in a situation
of bullying -
if you feel you are being bullied or you are aware of someone else
being bullied, pass on that information to your parents or to someone
in the school.
Don't be afraid to pass on information even if you think the situation
might not be serious enough - we will treat what you say
be ashamed of being afraid - bullying can be very frightening.
If you don't want to be seen talking to a teacher, ask your parents
to phone us.
Don't cover up the facts - we can't help if we don't know.
worry that adult involvement will make matters worse. We have a
lot of experience and we will always proceed very carefully. We
will always let you know what we are going to do to sort out a situation.