Anti-bullying procedures to be introduced to Irish schools
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- Oversight arrangements that involve the School Principal reporting regularly to the Board of Management and a requirement for the Board to do an annual review of the school’s anti- bullying policy and its implementation. Confirmation that the annual review was done must be provided to the parents association and published on the school website.
All schools are required to immediately commence the necessary arrangements for developing and formally adopting an anti-bullying policy that fully complies with the requirements of the new procedures. This is expected to be completed by each school as early as possible in the 2013/14 school year but in any event by no later than the end of the second term of the 2013/14 school year.
Minister Quinn said that “the procedures give a great opportunity to reinvigorate and strengthen our approach to preventing and tackling bullying in schools”. He went on to say that the procedures are written in a user-friendly manner and focus in a very practical way on what schools must do to prevent and deal with bullying. The key is to get the basics right across all 4,000 schools. Many schools already do this well and the new procedures will underpin and improve what they already do. For those schools that are not as good at dealing with bullying the new procedures provide a bullying policy template and practical guidance and tips so that they are clear on what they have to do. Arising from the commitments in the Action Plan on Bullying, the Department’s Inspectorate will be placing a stronger focus on the actions schools take to create a positive school culture and to prevent and tackle bullying.”
Minister Quinn thanked the various education partners for their input into the new procedures. He also acknowledged the lead role of Teresa McNeill, Assistant Principal in his Department who worked closely with the education partners in the development of these procedures.
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