All Saints' College is committed to the provision of a safe and supportive environment which promotes personal growth and positive self-esteem for all and is free from harassment and intimidation, both in and out of the classroom.
Harassment and Bullying is defined as ongoing verbal, digital and/or physical attacks against a person. It is meant to hurt physically and/or emotionally. It can take many forms and can be overt or subtle, direct or indirect.
If students believe they are being harassed, they need to decide what action to follow. These actions will depend on the nature of the harassment and the students involved.
Ignore it. Show that it does not upset you. The harasser is then not rewarded and the harassment may stop.
Talk to the person harassing you. Tell them to stop as their actions are unwanted. This may prevent further incidences.
Talk it over openly with trusted adults (i.e. subject teacher or Tutor Group leader). They can help you decide what to do.
Approach your Year Coordinator. Allow this person to take appropriate action.
Any student who feels that they are being harassed in any way by another student at school should discuss all incidents with their Student Coordinator or Assistant Principal (Wellbeing). Harassment involving students outside school hours should also be reported to the Student Coordinator but may be a matter for the Police.
Whole school approaches towards bullying are a focus throughout the year. Students are challenged with proactive messages, particularly around the idea of being a bystander. Staff are reminded of the Bullying Tool report which is to be used to record details of any alleged bullying incidents. The Bullying policy is then followed.
Each year the Police Liaison Officer visits all Year Groups at the College to reinforce Cyber Safety messages and positive choices when using technology and social media. All students sign a Cyber Safety agreement that clearly outlines expectations when using technology.
Depending on the nature of the harassment the following consequences may be used. In the event of repeat offences the consequences will be more severe for repeat offences:
Click to view the ASC Anti-Bullying Policy.