School Directors’ / Principals Module  
Summary: This module is designed to offer a specified knowledge about the issue of bullying from a director’s perspective. It is suggested for the school principals and directors.
Clock hours of reading: 1 ½ hours: Presentation of  School Directors / Principals Module


Learning outcomes:



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
  • be able to outline the necessary steps involved in an audit to others
  • have an overview of Curricular; Student Peer Method; Co-operative Group Work; and Restorative strategies, and be able to articulate why each type is important/useful
  • be able to outline the relationship between discipline and indiscipline, and explain same to others
  • have an understanding of the key role parents have in the whole school community approach and addressing bullying, and be able to give examples to staff
  • Understand the importance of the development of a standardized reporting form to be deployed across all training domains for use by all actors, and be able to give examples of the salient elements of these forms


  1. Understanding a Whole School Community Approach  – Creating a Positive School Ethos
  2. The importance of Whole School Policy
  3. Legal Responsibilities of Schools – Ethical Issues and Children’s Rights
  4. Managing and Evaluating Change
  5. Working with Parents
  6. Conflict, discipline, Indiscipline and Disruption
  7. Preventative & Intervention Strategies
  8. Reporting and Recording Incidents
Suggested Training Resources and Additional Materials:


Training Resource:

  • Educational Material School Directors/ Principals Module

Additional Material: