Anti Bullying Policy

It’s Your Mojo aims to provide a high quality child centred education for all the children enrolled in the program. Outcomes will be achieved through a broad and balanced curriculum with developmentally appropriate learning in which all children are encouraged to reach their full potential. This will all be achieved within our secure, happy, caring, stimulating and fun online class environment.


Aims

  • It is the policy of this platform is to fulfil the following aims with respect to each individual child:

  • To provide a secure environment in which each child can reach his or her full potential and develop at his or her own rate - socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, linguistically and creatively.

  • To foster mutual respect, trust and understanding between Parents/Carers and Teachers in order to work together for the good of each individual child.

  • To develop the child’s speech and language skills in the areas of – expressive language, receptive language, social communication/interaction, attention and listening through a language enriched curriculum.

  • To work in partnership with Parents/Carers to help each child reach his/her full potential in their all-round development.

Through our aims we hope to:

  • Create a safe, happy and secure environment for all.

  • Prevent, reduce and eradicate bullying in any form.

  • Have a consistent approach for dealing with incidents of bullying.

  • Ensure that all members of the platform  are aware of this policy.

The standards we hope to uphold at It’s Your Mojo include:

  • All bullying is unacceptable

  • The platform recognises the harmful effects of bullying and will work hard to minimise the risks.

  • Bullied pupils and perpetrators will be treated and helped in the appropriate manner.

What is Bullying?

Bullying is behaviour that intentionally causes distress to others. Bullying may be defined as “behaviour by one or more pupils which produces damaging or hurtful effects, physically or emotionally to any individual”

Bullying is characterised by the intention to hurt, frighten or intimidate another person.

As with all forms of harm or abuse, there is no exhaustive list of signs or indicators to watch out for. But these can include: changes in children’s behaviour, demeanour, physical appearance and presentation, language or progress.

Bullying can take the following forms:

  • PHYSICAL pushing, kicking, hitting, threats

  • VERBAL name calling, persistent teasing, sarcasm, spreading rumours

  • EMOTIONAL exclusion from a group, ridicule, threatening looks and gestures

  • RACIST gestures, taunts

  • CYBERBULLYING the use of Information Communications Technology (ICT), particularly mobile phones and the internet, deliberately to upset someone else.

Action to reduce bullying.

  • The platform will use the following to maintain a serious effort to reduce bullying behaviour.

  • A code of behaviour for pupils (Positive Behaviour Policy) including classroom management plan

  • Agreed procedures for responding to incidents.

  • Staff to monitor incidents.

  • Procedures for logging incidents and contacting parents.

  • Ensuring that all tutors are familiar with and understand the policy and procedures.

  • Periodically review training needs of all staff.

  • Provide appropriate advice for both victims and perpetrators.

The tutors of It’s Your Mojo will:

  • Take all reports of bullying seriously.

  • Log all incidents.

  • Communicate with all concerned, in line with procedures.

  • Participate in training.

  • Acknowledge appropriate behaviour.

Pupils will be taught and encouraged to:

  • Report all incidents of bullying even if it does not involve them personally.

  • Respect and support peers.

  • Adhere to and promote the positive behaviour policy

  • Adhere to and promote the anti-bullying policy

Parents are asked and encouraged to:

  • Promote good behaviour.

  • Report any concerns.

  • Actively support the school’s behaviour and anti-bullying policies.

  • Be responsible for their child’s behaviour out of school.

This policy will be regularly reviewed and amended, after consultation, when appropriate.