Principals must ensure that their school implements an anti-bullying plan that is developed collaboratively with students, school staff, parents, caregivers, and the community, and is reviewed every three years.
The plan must include:
- developing a shared understanding of bullying behaviour that captures all forms of bullying including cyberbullying
- a statement of purpose that outlines individual and shared responsibilities of students, parents, caregivers and teachers for preventing and responding to bullying behaviour
- developing and implementing programs for bullying prevention
- implementing early intervention support for students who are identified by the school as being at risk
- publicised clear procedures for reporting incidents of bullying to the school
- processes for responding to incidents of bullying that have been reported to the school quickly and effectively
- support for any student who has been affected by, engaged in or witnessed bullying behaviour
- mechanisms for regular updates, within the bounds of privacy legislation, for parents or caregivers about the management of the incidents
- monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of the plan
- annual reporting to the school community on the effectiveness of the plan.
This information is from the Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy. Principals should read the whole policy.