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Anti-Bullying

Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally. Bullying is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups, for example on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or because a young person is adopted or has caring responsibilities. It might be motivated by actual differences between young people, or perceived differences solely in order to give a feeling of power, status or other gratification, to the bully. We recognise that bullying can occur in a variety of forms.

At Harmonize Academy:

  • everybody has the right to feel safe from physical or verbal bullying
  • everybody has the right to be able to work and learn without other people making it difficult for them
  • everybody has the right to be treated with fairness and respect at all times
  • staff have the responsibility to impose fair consequences on students who exhibit bullying behaviour

Harmonize Academy students are expected to treat all others with fairness and respect and to report incidents of bullying.

Harmonize Academy actively operates thorough Behaviour Management plans and bullying is a form of unacceptable behaviour for which exclusion (temporary or permanent) from the premises is likely.