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
- Violence and aggression at work is ‘any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work’.
- 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’.
- 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’.
- Persistent unacceptable behaviour – refers to behaviour within one contact and/or a number of separate contacts over an undefined period (this includes telephone contact)
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.