The School Code of Conduct clearly explains our expectations of student behaviour in the School. The rules we have in place are to ensure that maximum learning takes place in a positive and safe environment.
Our expectations for students are to:
We want all students to enjoy their time at iBOS and be able to learn in a positive environment. If the behaviour is not appropriate to learning, our sanctions are apparent, with information displayed in every classroom:
At iBOS, we believe that all our students have a right to learn in an environment, which is safe, and above all, free from bullying and harassment. We consider all forms of bullying to be fundamentally wrong and believe it is everyone’s responsibility at our School to combat and report all forms of bullying.
– What is bullying?
Bullying is any word or action that makes another person feel scared, isolated, or hurt. In the case of an online school, it can be verbal insults or threats, including such activity through social media.
– What should a student do if they experience bullying?
If you feel you are being bullied, you should speak to a staff member in School or to your parent/carer. In-School, you could speak with your form tutor, your ATL, a member of the wellbeing team, or other staff members you have a positive relationship with. We will take your feelings seriously and will investigate the incident(s). We will make sure that you feel safe and reassured at every stage in the process and speak with your parents to inform them of the situation and what we will do to make things better. If, after we have dealt with the incident, something else happens, we want you to tell us immediately so we can deal with the bully more seriously.
– What should you do if you know another student is being bullied?
No one should live feeling that they are being bullied. If you can, speak to a parent/carer or a teacher; they will investigate the matter for you and help you overcome any anxiety whilst dealing with the offending person. Our School aims to make you feel supported at all stages of the investigation. Our staff will let your parent/carer know what is happening, as, at iBOS, we operate a bully-free policy, where any new bullying incidents should immediately be reported to school staff and treated with utmost importance.