Bully Prevention


Brookville Public Schoo lBPIA 2021


Bullying Prevention and Intervention Action Plan 2021/ 2022


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

2021 / 2022

School

School Brookville Public School


Principal or Vice Principal

Margaret Napier


Teacher

Nancy Bradley

Non-Teaching Staff

Caitlin Jones

Parent

Linnea Cain

Community Partner

Police Liaison Officer-Cst. Lindsay Brown

Students

Angelina R

WELL-BEING CONTACT PERSON

(must be a staff member)

Nancy Bradley

Contact Email Address

Contact Email Address bradleyn@hdsb.ca



Types of bullying that exist in our school

(as identified through school-based data and information)

This Data was collected from the Have Your Say Survey during the 20/21 school year. The data below reflects the responses from our current grade 5-8 students (104 students-current Grade 5-26, Grade 6-20 Grade 7-32 Grade 8-26). his Data was collected from the Have Your Say Survey during the 20/21 school year. The data below reflects the responses from our current grade 5-8 students (104 students-current Grade 5-26, Grade 6-20 Grade 7-32 Grade 8-26).

esponses from our current grade 5-8 students (104 students-current Grade 5-26, Grade 6-20 Grade 7-32 Grade 8-26).


Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Physical

4 % once a month

24% once a month


13% once a month


16% once a month


2 %once a day or week

Social

22% once a month


5% Every day

50% once a month


13% every week


6% many times a week

22% once a month



7% many times a week


4 % every day

22% once a month


4% every week

9% many times a week

4% every day

Verbal

14% once a month


5 % every week

19% once a month


6 % every week


6% many times a week

21% once a month


7% many times a week

9% once a month


5% every week

5 % many times a week

9% everyday

Cyber

13% once a month


13% once a month


13% every day

17 % once a month


4 %many times a week

9% once a month


9% many times a week

Sexually

9% once a month


13% once a month


14% once a month


0% once a month




Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Physical

4 % once a month

24% once a month


13% once a month


16% once a month


2 %once a day or week

Social

22% once a month


5% Every day

50% once a month


13% every week


6% many times a week

22% once a month



7% many times a week


4 % every day

22% once a month


4% every week

9% many times a week

4% every day

Verbal

14% once a month


5 % every week

19% once a month


6 % every week


6% many times a week

21% once a month


7% many times a week

9% once a month


5% every week

5 % many times a week

9% everyday

Cyber

13% once a month


13% once a month


13% every day

17 % once a month


4 %many times a week

9% once a month


9% many times a week

Sexually

9% once a month


13% once a month


14% once a month


0% once a month




School Bullying Prevention SMART Goal

To decrease the percentage of students who were victims of bullying many times a month to 0%.

To increase the positive relations between students and staff for all students at Brookville.


Bullying Prevention and Awareness Strategies/Curricular Connections/Activities

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

Resources:

  • HDSB student services, IPL

  • Equity Team resources

  • Social Justice

  • How To Fill Bucket/Community Circles and Kelso’s Choices (problem-solving)


Strategies to Promote Appropriate Student Behaviours and Inclusion:


  • Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week

  • Morning Announcements all virtual this year

  • Cooperative games taught to classes build relationships

  • Social Justice activities that promote social justice issues

  • Student Council

  • Purposeful teaching of the systemic forms of bullying/power inequity (ie racism, gender inequity, classism) through grades 7 and 8 history curriculum


Conflict Resolution Strategies:

  • CYC to use Mind Up for targeted grades and social skills small groups

  • CYC to support grade 1 classes focussing on social skills



Bullying Intervention and Support Strategies

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


  • community resources (ROCK, Nelson Youth Centre)

  • ASIST trained staff members in the building

  • Support students who want to make a difference and are interested in Anti-bullying, Anti-racism gender equality messaging- Leadership team

  • conferences in response to students who have been harmed, witnessed, or who have harmed others, using CPS strategies/resources

  • CYC supporting community circles in Intermediate division

  • CYC involvement where needed with individual students or groups of students and for class-wide education around bullying and problem solving

  • HDSB reporting protocol Bill 157, Reflection time

  • regular home/school communication

  • On-going messages in assemblies

  • On-going class conversations with Teachers

  • On-going messaging during staff meetings

  • 1:1 conversations privately with individual students





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


  • School website containing links related to Bullying prevention and school messenger used to promote bullying prevention workshops and/or presentations

  • Connections with the Community Liaison Officer

  • Utilize expertise from the staff members that have been CPS trained and use the approach to promote collaboration in problem-solving

  • Social Justice activities

  • Connections to “Healthy and Positive Relationships



Bullying Prevention and Awareness Responsibilities for:

Staff:

  • Teachers trained on mindfulness and how to infuse strategies into the classroom

  • Trained teachers on mindfulness mentoring teachers who would like to begin in classroom

  • Teachers to use CPS language when supporting students

  • Implement and refer to training on Restorative Circles

  • Empower students to be positive leaders in their classrooms, school, and community and to report incidents of bullying.

  • Keep parents informed of any bullying incidents and problem solve collaboratively.

  • Take a whole-school approach to Community, Culture and Caring so that every student feels safe, accepted and included in the school environment by building classrooms of trust, cooperation, and inclusion where diversity is valued by demonstrating respect for all members of the community


Students:

  • Student participation - board sponsored events that promote diversity, inclusion, and tolerance

  • Student leadership opportunities (in class opportunities, announcements Council, clubs once they are able to run)

  • GSA meetings

  • Understand diversity and inclusion and contribute positively to the school climate at Brookville.

  • Learn to be an upstander rather than a bystander and take action by reporting incidents of bullying and supporting the student who is bullied and who bullies.

  • Take responsibility for your own actions and respect the safety, property, and the rights of all members of our community.

  • Practice, responsible digital citizenship as a Bring IT school.


Parents:

  • Encourage and assist children in following the HDSB Code of Conduct.

  • Regularly review with your child any correspondence from the school/board and ministry pertaining to Bullying prevention.

  • Encourage your child to take responsibility for his/her actions.

  • Work with staff when dealing with disciplinary incidents involving your child. Provide strategies to their children to help them problem solve.

  • Ensure that incidents of bullying are reported.

  • Attend PIC conferences and special evenings, community or school-related parent workshops that will inform and support you in helping your child.

  • Maintain regular and consistent contact with school staff.




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)

  • Other



Resources/Reference: Safe and Accepting Schools Policy

HDSB Admin Procedure Bullying Prevention and Intervention

HDSB Admin Procedure Positive School Climate

TTFM Survey

Safe Schools Social Workers

Public Health Nurses