Pastoral Policies: Bullying & Discrimination

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Statement of Intent
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our learners so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying and discrimination of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying or discrimination does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying or discriminatory behaviour is happening is expected to tell the staff.

Wynberg has a reputation for being a friendly and spirited school. It needs all of its community to work
together to ensure that everyone feels at home.

It is a perfectly normal part of adolescent development for boys to interact with each other in a fun manner. This can include a degree of physical and verbal banter and teasing. However, every boy has the right to insist that this behaviour ceases when they feel it has gone far enough. If this behaviour does not cease it will be regarded as bullying and be investigated as such.

What Is Bullying?
Bullying is any abuse of power with the intention of hurting, threatening, injuring or frightening another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim, who becomes intimidated and disempowered and loses the power to do anything about it. It is aimed to degrade and humiliate the recipient.

What is Discrimination?
Discrimination is any act in which a person is treated differently because of a personal characteristic.

Click here for the policy document on Bullying & Discrimination at Wynberg Boys’ High. This is a ‘living document’ and is updated annually.