Planning to prevent bullying within a whole-school approach

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Planning to prevent bullying

To prevent bullying, it is important for schools to use processes and tools that help develop and implement a whole-school approach  incorporating the nine elements of bullying. Various self-review planning models are available. Schools should incorporate bullying prevention into their current whole-school approach, to student behaviour management already in place, or use a model that suits their individual needs. Each school should develop and agree to a self-review process as part of the planning and preparation phase.

For information and guidance about planning models and the self-review cyclical model that the Bullying-Free website is based on, go here.

Step 1: Planning and preparation

In this phase of a self-review cycle, schools plan and set up infrastructure to support implementation of a bullying prevention plan, incorporating the nine core elements of bullying prevention.

Refer to Step 1: Planning and Preparation

Step 2: Gathering evidence

In this phase of the self-review cycle, data is collected from a range of data sources and people within the school community to identify the level and types of bullying, what's working well and areas for improvement.

Refer to Step 2: Gathering evidence

Step 3: Taking action

In this phase of a self-review cycle, after the planning systems have been put in place and data and information has been gathered and analysed across each of the nine elements of bullying prevention, a plan can be developed. Before finalising and approval of the action plan, consultation on the plan should occur with the school community.

Refer to Step 3: Taking action

Step 4: Reviewing and improving

In this phase of a self-review cycle, processes set in place are used to review the plan and data to determine what is working well and whether any changes are required.

Refer to Step 4: Reviewing and Improving