BULLYING PREVENTION AND POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE
In 2012, Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, was passed. It is an Act to amend the Education Act with regards to bullying and other matters. The Act requires all school boards to take preventative measures against bullying, issue tougher consequences against bullying and support students who want to promote understanding and respect for all. This new legislation is part of an ongoing effort to make Ontario schools safe, inclusive and accepting places to learn.
The focus of this course is bullying prevention and intervention, as well as strategies for promoting positive school climates. It also provides an opportunity for teachers and other staff members in a school to increase their understanding and awareness of inappropriate student behaviour and their ability to respond to inappropriate student behaviour.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed to provide annual instruction for all school board employees. In addition, it is designed to meet the training needs of new and casual workers.
Upon completion of this course, participants should have an understanding of:
• The Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy
• Different types of bullying
• Strategies for bullying prevention and intervention
• Types of inappropriate behaviour
• Prevention and intervention strategies for inappropriate behaviour
• Progressive discipline steps and responding to incidents of inappropriate behaviour
• Strategies for promoting a positive school climate
As well, all participants should understand that a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment is a necessary condition for student success