1.8  Policy on Bullying:


Bullying can be defined, as repeated aggression be it verbal, psychological or physical, which is conducted, by an individual or a group, against others. It is behaviour that is intentionally aggravating and intimidating. It includes behaviour such as teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting, exclusion or extortion, by one or more pupils, against a victim. Bullying behaviour thrives in an atmosphere of uncertainty and secrecy, in which the victim often feels a sense of hopelessness. Isolated incidents of aggressive behaviour, while not to be condoned, cannot be described as bullying.


Forms of Pupil Bullying:


Forms of Teacher Bullying:



Policy Aims:



Indications of bullying:


Procedures for noting and reporting incidents:


Procedures for investigating and dealing with bullying: