As a school we take bullying and its impact seriously. Students and parents should be assured that known incidents of bullying will be responded to.
Bullying will not be tolerated. The school will seek ways to counter the effects of bullying that may occur within school or in the local community. The ethos of our school fosters high expectations of outstanding behaviour and we will consistently challenge any behaviour that falls below this.
All of us have encountered bullying at some point in our lives, but we all deal with it differently. The aim of this policy is to work together to ensure that our school is a safe place for children and adults to be; whether the school community is directly or indirectly affected by bullying or not.
Bullying is unacceptable behaviour used by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally. In other words, bullying at The Vale College is considered to be, “unacceptable behaviour which occurs ‘lots of times, on purpose’.
find a complete downloadable copy of our policy below!