Bullying Prevention and Intervention Action Plan Template 2014


Providingstudents with an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and respectfulsociety is a shared responsibility in which the board and our schools play animportant role. Schools with bullying prevention and intervention strategiesfoster a positive learning and teaching environment that supports academicachievement for all students and that helps students reach their fullpotential. Bullying prevention and intervention strategies must be modeled byall members of the school community.



from HDSB Bullying Prevention and InterventionAdministrative Procedure



Definitionof Bullying


Bullying means aggressive and typically repeated behaviourby a student where,


a)      the behaviour is intended, orthe student ought to know that the behaviour would be likely to have thateffect of,


      causing fear ordistress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social oracademic harm, harm to the person’s reputation or property, or


      creating a negativeenvironment at the school for another individual, and



b)      the behaviour occurs in a context wherethere is a real or perceived powerimbalance between the pupil and the individual based on factors such assize, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, socialstatus, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances,gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt ofspecial education.



Bullying behaviourincludes 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 inwhich the creator assumes the identity of another person or impersonatinganother person as the author of content or messages posted on the internet;communicating material electronically to more than one individual or postingmaterial on a web-site that may be accessed by one or more individuals




from Accepting Schools Act 2012







2014 / 2015






Oakwood P.S.



Principal or Vice Principal



Malerie Borbath






Michelle Wood, Andrew Giesbrecht



Non-Teaching Staff



 Deb Bujara






 Natalie Botelho



Community Partner














(must be a staff member)



Michelle Wood





Email address









Types of bullying that exist in our school


(as identified through school based data and information)













School Bullying Prevention SMART Goal



100% of students in JK-Grade 5 will engage in at least one discussion per term regarding healthy relationships with peers.


100% of students in JK-Grade 5 will be exposed to the Collaborative Problem Solving Model this school year.


100% of students in Grades 1-5 will participate in at least 3 CPS conversations this school year.


100% of teachers will participate in a workshop about the 7 Equity Lenses to learn how to promote a sense of inclusion and celebration of diversity throughout the school


75% of teachers will attend 7 “Lunch and Learn” sessions throughout the school year to develop a deeper understanding of how to promote an appreciation for diversity throughout the school and prevent incidents arising from ignorance about the various cultures and values of the various members of our community






Bullying Prevention and Awareness Strategies/Curricular Connections/Activities


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



Focus on the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach


Trainer Certification for Principal complete


Tier Two training for one teacher, one SERT and our CYC


Tier One training for at least 5 teachers


Introductory training for at least 15 staff members (student supervisors, Educational Assistants, Teachers)


Class-wide CPS conversations in each classroom at least 3 times this year, facilitated by trained staff


Assembly to discuss what bullying is and what it is not


Welcome Back Multicultural Evening  to promote an understanding and appreciation of the various cultures, values and traditions in our community





Bullying Intervention and Support Strategies


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



Individual Collaborative Problem Solving conversations for individuals who cause harm


Conversations about how to make the situation better


Individual CPS conversations with those impacted by harm


Group or individual CPS conversations with witnesses to harmful behaviour






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


Copies of Lost at School to new staff members


Copies of Lost at School available to parents to borrow from our Parent Resource Centre


Introductory Collaborative Problem Solving Session offered to parents


HDSB Diversity Team to provide 7 Equity Lenses workshop and 7 “Lunch & Learns”






Bullying Prevention and Awareness Responsibilities for:



Staff: Monitor own approach to students - be aware of the power imbalance


Monitor own approach to colleagues - model respectful communication at all times


Know what bullying is and monitor all areas of the school for examples


Identify and discuss bullying behaviour when you see it



Students:Refrain from mistreating others


Admit when you have been unkind and make amends


Report bullying to an adult you trust (at school and/or at home) when you become aware of it



Parents: Report bullying to the Principal when you become aware of it






Monitoring and Review Process/Timelines


This plan has been shared with staff and parents via: (Underline)




        Staff Meeting


        School Council Meeting




        School Website (required)








Resources/Reference: Safe and Inclusive Schools Policy


                                   Bullying Prevention and Intervention Admin Procedure


                                   Bullying Prevention and Intervention Framework


                                   HDSB Guide to Bullying Prevention and Intervention


                                   Promoting a Positive School Climate


                                   TFFM Survey


                                   Safe Schools Social Workers


                                   Public Health Nurses