St. Angela’s believes that teaching and learning should take place in a safe and caring environment, free from fear and intimidation. Bullying behaviour will not be tolerated.
Each pupil has a right to:
- Learn in safety and dignity
- Be free of insult or derogatory remarks
- Be free to make friends
- Be confident in the safety of her possessions
Each teacher has a right to:
- Be treated with courtesy and respect
- Teach in an atmosphere free of interruptions and distractions
Students must not:
- Use any form of violence against each other
- Put pressure on anybody to do something they may not wish to do
- Isolate, exclude or deliberately ignore other pupils
- Name call or slag
- Make abusive phone calls or send abusive messages
- Write insulting remarks or comments on boards or websites, or send same by text or e-mail
- Pass insulting notes or drawings about others
- Damage or interfere with personal property
- Engage in any form of harassment or intimidation
Any incidence of bullying behaviour should be reported immediately to any member of the anti-bullying team or to a trusted adult.
Pupils who report bullying behaviour are not telling tales – they are behaving responsibly.