Discipline Policy Guide for Staff
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If you need to file an Incident Report concerning violence or bullying, please follow this link: Incident Report, fill out the form, save it, and then forward it to the Behaviour Technician, either by email or photocopy. If you do not know how to fill out a section, just leave it blank.
At Ste-Foy Elementary, we are constantly working to ensure quality teaching and learning in a safe and caring environment. This mission is stated in Orientation 4 of our school’s Management Educational Success Agreement (MESA): Encouraging a Safe and Healthy School Environment.
We work to achieve this through
• Staff training
• Prevention workshops
• Our School (Tell Them From Me) surveys
• Collecting and tracking school incident report data through programs such as SWIS
A Definition of Bullying
Bullying occurs when someone
- Equal power between friends
- Happens occasionally
- Not serious
- Equal emotional reaction
- Not seeking power of attention
- Not trying to get something from the situation
- Sense of remorse
- Sense of responsibility
- Effort to solve the problem
- Imbalance of power
- Repeated negative actions
- Serious – threat of physical harm or emotional or psychological hurt
- Strong, emotional reaction on part of the victim
- Seeking power and/or control
- Trying to gain material things or power
- No remorse – bully blames the victim
- No effort to solve the problem
Different Types of Bullying
Some examples include:
Bullying Versus Intimidation
Examples of Cyberbullying
Characteristics of Children Who are Victimized
(The most common type of victims. They are usually easy to identify.)
(A much smaller group who are often difficult to recognize as victims)
The school will follow‐up with you to
• Verify if the understanding of the situation corresponds to what you have observed
• Inform you about actions undertaken or planned regarding the perpetrator(s) and witness(es) as well as planned support for the victim
• Discuss any future actions and your continued role, if applicable.
Stopping Violence in 5 Steps
1. Stop the behaviour
2. Figure out what is going on
3. Steer students towards the expected behaviour
4. Take care of targeted student(s)
5. Fill out the Incident Report form and inform the Behaviour
Technician or Administration
1. Stop the Behaviour
2. Figure Out What is Going On
3. Steer Students Towards the Expected Behaviour
• Ask the perpetrator for a change in behaviour. For example, "Here, at our school, we respect people. This is what we expect from both our staff and our students."
• Take the victim aside and confirm that an adult will stay in touch with him/her to ensure the situation doesn’t happen again.
• Ask the witnesses to leave the area and to return to their regular activities.
• Per the situation, inform the student responsible for the violence or intimidation that there will be a follow‐up concerning the aggressive behaviour at another time and place. For example, "This is neither the time nor the place, but I’m going to make sure that there is a follow‐up to what has just taken place."
• Ask the perpetrator to leave the area.