|School Board/ Governors’ Module
||This module is designed to offer a specified knowledge about the issue of bullying from a managerial perspective. It is suggested for school managers and governors.
|Clock hours of reading:
||30’ min: Presentation of School Board/ Governors Module
|The user will in studying this module….
- understand and be able to describe to others what a whole school community approach to bullying is and why it is effective
- be able to define and describe to others what constitutes a positive school ethos
- understand and be able to list who the whole school policy and its strategies should serve
- have an understanding of a basic overview of children’s rights in terms of how they apply to schools and be able outline same to others
- be able to explain to others the importance of knowledge of legal responsibilities within schools, and the necessity of student voice in dealing with bullying
- Understanding a Whole School Community Approach – Creating a Positive School Ethos
- The importance of Whole School Policy
- Legal Responsibilities of Schools – Ethical Issues and Children’s Rights
|Suggested Training Resources and Additional Materials:
- Educational Material of School Board/ Governors Module
- School Climate & Culture – Vermont State Agency of Education http://education.vermont.gov/safe-schools
- O’Higgins Norman, J. (2008) Tackling Bullying and Discrimination: A Whole School Approach. Dublin City University/Department of Education & Science. https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Conferences/cp_anti_bullying/Anti-Bullying-Forum-Submissions/anti_bully_sub_academic_dr_ohiggins_norman.pdf
- Department of Education & Skills: Ireland (2013) Action Plan on Bullying. Govt. Publications. https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Education-Reports/Action-Plan-On-Bullying-2013.pdf
- Smith, P.K., Kupferberg, A., Mora-Merchan, J.A., Samara, M., Bosley, S. and Osborn, R. (2012), ‘A content analysis of school anti-bullying policies: A follow-up after six years’. Educational Psychology in Practice, 28: 61-84.