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Anti-bullying policy for Swimeazy123




  1. Swimeaazy123 recognises the very serious nature of bullying and the negative impact that it can have on the lives of children/adults and is therefore fully committed to the following key principles of best practice in preventing and tackling bullying behaviour:

  • A positive swimming culture and climate which-

    • is welcoming of difference and diversity and is based on inclusivity;

    • encourages pupils to disclose and discuss incidents of bullying behaviour in a non-threatening environment; and

    • promotes respectful relationships across the school community;

  • Effective leadership;

  • A Swim Team approach;

  • A shared understanding of what bullying is and its impact;

  • Implementation of education and prevention strategies (including awareness raising measures) that-

    • build empathy, respect and resilience in the Swim Team; and

    • explicitly address the issues of cyber-bullying and identity-based bullying including in particular, homophobic and transphobic bullying.

  • Effective supervision and monitoring of Swimmers

  • Supports for staff;

  • Consistent recording, investigation and follow up of bullying behaviour (including use of established intervention strategies); and

  • On-going evaluation of the effectiveness of the anti-bullying policy.


  1. Bullying is unwanted negative behaviour, verbal, psychological or physical conducted, by an individual or group against another person (or persons) and which is repeated over time.

The following types of bullying behaviour are included in the definition of bullying:

  • deliberate exclusion, malicious gossip and other forms of relational bullying,

  • cyber-bullying and

  • identity-based bullying such as homophobic bullying, racist bullying, bullying based on a person’s membership of the Traveller community and bullying of those with disabilities or special educational needs.

Isolated or once-off incidents of intentional negative behaviour, including a once-off offensive or hurtful text message or other private messaging, do not fall within the definition of bullying and should be dealt with, as appropriate, in accordance with the school’s code of behaviour.

However, in the context of this policy, placing a once-off offensive or hurtful public message, image or statement on a social network site or other public forum where that message, image or statement can be viewed and/or repeated by other people will be regarded as bullying behaviour. 

Negative behaviour that does not meet this definition of bullying will be dealt with in accordance with the school’s code of behaviour.


  1. The relevant teacher(s) for investigating and dealing with bullying is (are) as follows:  Joseph Earls of Swimeazy123

  1. Supervision and Monitoring of Pupils

Swimeazy123 confirms that appropriate supervision and monitoring policies and practices are in place to both prevent and deal with bullying behaviour and to facilitate early intervention where possible.


  1. Prevention of Harassment


The Board of Management confirms that the school will, in accordance with its obligations under equality legislation, take all such steps that are reasonably practicable to prevent the sexual harassment of pupils or staff or the harassment of pupils or staff on any of the nine grounds specified i.e. gender including transgender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community.


  1. This policy was adopted by Swimeazy123 _______ 8/10/18_________   [date].


  1. This policy has been made available to Swimmers, published on Swimeazy123

  2. This policy and its implementation will be reviewed by Swimezy123 once in every year.

Signed: __________Joseph Earls


Date: _________8/10/18_____                                                                    


Date of next review: __8/10/19_____________

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