These guidelines are based on the underlying principle that ALL students and adults (staff and parents) who are involved in the English International College should be valued equally. The ethos of the College aims to ensure that students develop as independent learners and responsible citizens of the adult world.
- We should remember the basic diversity within the college.
- Physical, psychological or verbal abuse is unacceptable.
- Tolerance and understanding are qualities we should all aim for. Show respect for the feelings and opinions of others.
- Anti-social behaviour of any kind is not acceptable.
We should all make sure that the College provides a pleasant, supportive environment for learning.
- Remember that any disruptive act is an act of selfishness. If you disturb a lesson, you are disturbing the learning of everyone in that classroom.
- Try not to monopolise attention. Everyone in your group is entitled to the teacher’s time.
- Be organised and have the necessary equipment with you. Be punctual to lessons and with the handing in of work.
- Make sure you always work to the best of your ability. Look after your health. Make the most of your talents!
We must all share the responsibility for ensuring that the College is a safe and healthy environment in which to work.
- Respect and take care of all school equipment. Take special care in all practical lessons.
- Keep the campus tidy! Litter should be placed in the bins provided. Everyone should respect school property and our pleasant surroundings.
- School uniform must be worn by all students up to Year 11. Sixth Form students are expected to adhere to the designated dress code, in a manner that reflects well on them and on the school.
We all contribute as individuals to the general atmosphere, high academic expectations and good working relationships within the school.
- Be a good role model
- Embrace responsibility
- Aim high
Statement of Intent
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn to the best of their ability in a secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and efficiently.
What is bullying?
Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim.
Bullying can be:
- Emotional Being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures)
- Physical Pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence
- Racist Racial taunts, graffiti, gestures
- Sexual Unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments
- Homophobic Focusing on the issue of sexuality
- Verbal Name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing
- Cyber All areas of internet, such as email and internet chat room misuses.
Mobile threats by text messaging and calls
Misuse of associated technology, i.e. camera and video facilities.
(Refer to EIC Internet policy).
Why is it important to respond to bullying?
Bullying hurts. No one deserves to be a victim of bullying. Everybody has the right to be treated with respect. Pupils who are bullying need to learn different ways of behaving.
Objectives of this policy
- All teaching and non-teaching staff, pupils and parents should have an understanding of what bullying is.
- All teaching and non-teaching staff should know what the school policy is on bullying, and follow it when bullying is reported.
- All pupils and parents should know what the policy is on bullying, and what they should do if bullying arises.
- As a school we take bullying seriously. Pupils and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported.
- Bullying will not be tolerated.
Procedures in the event of bullying being identified:
- Report bullying incident to staff. The incident should be recorded by staff.
- If incident re-occurs, bullying incident should be referred to head of section.
- In serious cases parents should be informed and will be asked to come in to a meeting to discuss the problem with head of section.
- The bullying behaviour or threats of bullying must be investigated and the bullying stopped quickly.
- Attempts will be made to help the bully (bullies) change their behaviour.
- Victims of bullying will be given continued support and monitoring through lesson and mentoring.
- The bully (bullies) will be asked to apologise. Other consequences may take place such as loss of break times, exclusion from after school activities etc.
- In serious cases, suspension or even exclusion will be considered.
- If possible, the pupils concerned should be reconciled.
- After the incident/incidents have been investigated and dealt with, each case will be monitored by heads of section to ensure repeated bullying does not take place.
- Loss of Internet time in school if Cyber bullying.