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Phone: 905-877-4363
Fax: 905-873-8995



Bullying Prevention and Intervention Action Plan Template 2016 / 2017


Providing students with an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and respectful society is a shared responsibility in which the board and our schools play an important role. Schools with bullying prevention and intervention strategies foster a positive learning and teaching environment that supports academic achievement for all students and that helps students reach their full potential. Bullying prevention and intervention strategies must be modeled by all members of the school community.

from HDSB Bullying Prevention and Intervention Administrative Procedure


Definition of Bullying

Bullying means aggressive and typically repeated behaviour by a student where,

a)    the behaviour is intended, or the student ought to know that the behaviour would be likely to have that effect of,

  • causing fear or distress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social or academic harm, harm to the person’s reputation or property, or

  • creating a negative environment at the school for another individual, and

b) the behaviour occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance between the pupil and the individual based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt of special education.

Bullying behaviour includes the use of any physical, verbal, electronic, written or other means. For the purposes of the definition of bullying, bullying by electronic means (commonly known as cyber-bullying), including, creating a web page or blog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person or impersonating another person as the author of content or messages posted on the internet; communicating material electronically to more than one individual or posting material on a web-site that may be accessed by one or more individuals

from Accepting Schools Act 2012


WELL-BEING MEMBERSHIP

2016 / 2017

Pineview


Jane McCarter


Amy Singleton


Natalie Tuitman


Craig Worsfold


Community Partner


Students


WELL-BEING CONTACT PERSON

Amy Singleton


singletona@hdsb.ca



Types of bullying that exist in our school

(as identified through school based data and information)

According to the Tell It From Me survey there have been reported incidents of physical, verbal and social bullying.


School Bullying Prevention SMART Goal

To increase the number of students who state they feel safe at school from 61% to 90%, as indicated on the Tell It From Me survey and a school-wide survey created by teachers.


Bullying Prevention and Awareness Strategies/Curricular Connections/Activities

(for whole school, and those students at risk of bullying behaviours)

  1. Use a common language and understanding throughout the school, staff and students.

  2. Teach specific bullying information and definitions from the health curriculum, as well as integrating it through other subject areas where possible.

  3. Review and continue teaching conflict resolution through Kelso’s Choice.

  4. Continue to encourage teachers to attain Tier 1 accreditation in the Collaborative Problem Solving Strategies; continue to work on school action plan for CPS.

  5. Create cross-grade groupings to enhance the feeling of Belonging and Inclusivity.

  6. Develop Monthly assemblies to enhance personality traits (patience, kindness, respect, etc.) and reinforce cross-grade groups. (Prides)

  7. Refine continuum and continue Mindfulness practices, using Mind Up curriculum, and Beyond Behaviour Management practices in Kindergarten.

  8. Change the areas in the playground to be supervised at recess, so that it is a more even ratio of students to staff.


Bullying Intervention and Support Strategies

(for individuals who cause harm, are impacted by harm and are witness to harm)

  1. Contact parents of both students involved.

  2. Accommodations made for the victim so they feel safe in school- eg. Entering school through the front door, separate groupings in class work, etc.

  3. Daily check-ins by an adult.

  4. CYC support where necessary.

  5. Use Collaborative Problem Solving and Restorative Justice techniques

  6. Work with the Bully to help facilitate their understanding of the impact of their actions.


Training Resources and Outreach Strategies for Members of the School Staff, Parents and Community

Collaborative Problem Solving training- Tier 1 and Tier 2

Kelso’s Choice -conflict management tool for students.

Bullying Intervention Guide- Halton District School Board

Healthy Living and Literacy document

Mind Up curriculum

Beyond Behaviour Management – Kindergarten resource

40 Developmental Assets

Child Youth Counsellor attached to school

Public Health Nurse

Safe Schools Social Workers

Police Association


Bullying Prevention and Awareness Responsibilities for:

Staff:- be aware of programs and school supports in order to implement strategies

-deliver curriculum

- Keep lines of communication open with parents


Students: -communicate with staff and parents on issues

  • Report any issues that may be happening

  • Seek help, as needed

  • Use strategies taught to solve issues

Parents:- Keep lines of communication open with school

  • Work as a team to understand specific issues that may occur







Monitoring and Review Process/Timelines

This plan has been shared with staff and parents via: (Underline)


  •  Staff Meeting

  •  School Council Meeting

  •  Newsletter

  •  School Website (required)

  •  Edsby



Resources/Reference: Safe and Inclusive Schools Policy

                                  HDSB Admin Procedure Bullying Prevention and Intervention

                                  HDSB Admin Procedure Positive School Climate

                                  TTFM Survey

                                  Safe Schools Social Workers

                                Public Health Nurses

                                 Supporting Minds document

                                  School-based survey  (K-5)