Step 4: Take action
Implement the action plan. Include steps that enable student voice and agency, build capability (professional learning and development), work with parents and whanāu, and implement teaching and learning activities.
Once the action plan is approved, the bullying prevention team can move into implementation. This should include regular monitoring and reporting on progress to school leaders, the Board of Trustees and the school community against the agreed milestones and outcomes specified in the action plan. The plan should be reviewed annually with a major review every 3 to 5 years to ensure long-term effectiveness of implementation activity.
Ideas for schools looking for evidenced-based ideas on each of the core elements of bullying prevention and response.
- The nine core elements of a successful bullying prevention whole-school approach
- A supportive school and classroom climate and ethos
- Strong leadership support
- Involvement of parents, carers and whānau
- Gathering and analysing data
- School-wide professional learning and development (PLD)
- Effective and supportive policies
- Student leadership, voice and agency
- Teaching and Learning including universal approaches (universal actions targeted at class and school level)
- Targeted approach (early response and targeted support)