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Specific Responsibilities

THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER

  • Teachers are available as carers/listeners if pupils are worried.
  • Teachers are asked to watch vigilantly for signs of bullying and to deal with every incident which is brought to their attention, according to school policy.
  • If bullying continues teachers should refer the matter to Form Teacher / Year Head.
  • Teachers are asked to monitor, and follow up an incident, even if it has been resolved properly.

 

THE ROLE OF THE ANCILLARY STAFF

  • Ancillary staff are asked to be vigilant and to report all incidents of bullying to members of teaching staff on duty.

 

THE ROLE OF THE PUPIL

  • Silence and secrecy allow bullies to flourish, so victims must speak out!
  • Pupils who witness an incident of bullying must report it to a member of staff.
  • Pupils who have been bullies in the past must be encouraged to seek help and change their behaviour. They should talk to Form Teachers or other supportive members of staff.
  • Peer group pressure is a powerful tool to combat bullies. This means working together.
  • Pupils must be made aware that bullying is a very serious breach of school rules, and will not be tolerated.

 

THE ROLE OF THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • To liase with Heads of Year to facilitate counselling of both victim and bully.
  • To take action over persistent, serious offenders.
  • To appraise the Governors of persistent offenders, who have not responded to counselling
  • To listen to parents’ concerns and take appropriate action.

 

THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  • To convene the Governors’ discipline panel for persistent offenders.
  • To support staff and students in their efforts to combat bullying.
  • Contracts between the Board Of Governors, parents and pupils may be drawn up, or other sanctions imposed.