Bullying is not tolerated at Loughborough College.
Loughborough College is committed to a strong and consistent line when investigating and dealing with instances of bullying. We believe it is every student and member of staff’s right to learn and work without harassment, prejudice or threat and to have the opportunity to succeed and excel.
Responsibility for Anti-Bullying
Every member of the College community, including visitors and contractors, has the responsibility to behave in ways that prevent bullying. The College recognises bullying as when a person (or persons) intentionally hurts, persecutes or intimidates an individual or group. Assault and sexual assault come within this definition. Action will be taken against all forms of bullying:
- Physical – Pushing, punching, kicking, tripping, spitting, etc.
- Emotional – Humiliating a person through name-calling and using insulting names or comments.
- Indirect – Spreading rumours whether true or not.
- Cyberbullying – Any form of bullying using a mobile phone or internet chat rooms, social networking sites, instant messaging, e-mail or other websites.
- Harassment – Tormenting or confusing another individual or group by the continual or persistent attack, questioning or stalking.
- Prejudice – Intolerance or hostility toward a particular individual or group of people based on gender, gender identity, race, religion, belief, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or age and can be direct or indirect.
IF YOU ARE REPORTED FOR BULLYING THIS WILL BE INVESTIGATED AND COULD LEAD TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION. THIS COULD IMPACT ON YOUR FUTURE HERE AT COLLEGE.
What should I do if you feel I am being bullied or witness bullying?
Tell your Tutor, Progress Tutor, Learning Coach or any member of college staff
We will listen and discuss with you how we will take the matter forward.
We will offer ongoing support and advice