Rossbourne School recognises diversity and values individual differences in its students. We strive to work together in a positive learning environment where tolerance of others is promoted.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is an act of aggression that is intended to hurt, threaten or embarrass another person and is repeated over time.
What constitutes harassment or bullying?
There are many forms of harassment, or bullying:
Includes fighting, rude gestures, spitting, throwing objects, invasion of person space, inappropriate or suggestive touching of another person.
Includes names calling, offensive language, putting people down, spreading rumours, phone or internet abuse.
Includes threats, stand over tactics, offensive notes, repeated exclusion, extortion, and interfering with others property.
Includes making suggestive comments and gestures, sexually orientated jokes and unwelcome contact.
Circling or staring at others
By email, sms, msn, chat rooms etc. If this occurs outside school, parents must assume responsibility.
What can the student do if they feel they are being bullied?
What should I do if I see an incident?
What is required of the staff?
What is the process then?
Aim: To find a way to co-exist, not to fact find or assign blame.
The incident and interview will be documented and may be discussed with parents/guardians.
For serious or repeated incidents
Disciplinary action is at the discretion of the Principal. This may include suspension or further counseling. In extreme circumstances or a students/s continues failure to abide by School Rules may cause the student to be withdrawn.