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Zero tolerance programme – No Excuse for Abuse

21 November 2019 (by admin)

The school has introduced a ‘zero tolerance’ programme to address the issue of violence, aggression and unacceptable behaviour directed towards the school employees.

The school is delivering a clear message that violence and aggression towards any school employee is unacceptable.

Violence and aggression at work

  1. Violence and aggression at work is ‘any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work’.
  2. Physical assault is ‘the intentional application of force from one person to another, without lawful justification, resulting in physical injury, personal discomfort or damage to property’.
  3. Non-physical assault is ‘the use of inappropriate towards (including but not exclusively/verbal/written/social media) or behaviour causing alarm, distress and/or constituting harassment’.
  4. Persistent unacceptable behaviour – refers to behaviour within one contact and/or a number of separate contacts over an undefined period (this includes telephone contact)


Zero tolerance

Netherton C of E Primary School will not accept or tolerate any violence or aggression towards its employees and any such act/behaviour will result in appropriate action or sanctions being taken against the person/s responsible.

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