A Handbook for Parents 2017-2018

Policy on Bullying - Information for Students

Advice for Students - A PDF document is available here (New)

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 others.
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.

Information for Students
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:

What bullying is -
What you should do if you become aware of bullying happening to yourself or to others.
How we in the school will act to protect you if a situation of bullying does arise.

"Bullying is repeated aggression, verbal, psychological or physical conducted by an individual or group against others.
Isolated incidents of aggressive behaviour, which should not be condoned, can scarcely be described as bullying. However, when the

behaviour is systematic and ongoing it is bullying".

Types of Bullying

  • Physical aggression.
  • Damage to property, (damage to clothing, school books, bicycle or locker).
  • Extortion - (loss of, lunch money or property).
  • Intimidation - (aggressive body language) Abusive telephone calls
  • Isolation - (exclusion from groups, being ignored)
  • Name calling/"slagging".

Group Bullying
More 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".

One to One Bullying
One pupil bullying another.

Guidelines 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 seriously.
Don't 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.
t 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.


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