Discipline and bullying policies
We are committed to ensuring that every student feels safe and cared for within the College environment. We have a policy on bullying which can be requested from Student Services and is available on the Student Support section of ‘Moodle’ (our ‘virtual learning environment’) under ‘College Information’. The College will take action in all cases of bullying on its premises, on journeys to and from College, on a College visit / activity or off-site during the College day. Parents should report any incident to any member of staff trusted by the victim or witness. Serious or violent incidents should be reported immediately to the Vice Principal, Student Services.
Commitment and Misconduct Policy
The College has a Commitment and Misconduct Policy, copies of which are available at the Student Hub and can be viewed in ‘Moodle’ in the Student Resources section under College Information. Misconduct, as defined by the Policy, and/or failure to observe the Rules (see under “Rules”) will result in one of the following penalties:
- verbal warning
- written warning
- disqualification on a permanent or temporary basis from use of a particular facility within the College
- final warning
- exclusion from the College
- suspension from the College
- recommendation for expulsion
expulsion from the College
Drugs and Substance Misuse Policy
The College has a Drugs and Substance Misuse Policy, copies of which are available at the Student Hub and on ‘Moodle’. The College has a legal and a moral duty of care where illegal substances and alcohol are concerned. If you are seriously worried about your son or daughter misusing substances you can get help from Helpline agencies, your GP and the College. If you seek help from the College, contact numbers and support will be offered. The Student Support section on ‘Moodle’ has a wide-range of information.
We approach this in two ways
Any student found using / in possession of any drug, alcohol or related paraphernalia will be suspended and recommended for expulsion under the Disciplinary procedure. Parents will be notified immediately and asked to remove their son / daughter from the premises if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The College may also contact the Police,
especially if students are found passing on or dealing in drugs.
We will provide support for students if they approach us for help about the effects of drug or alcohol use. The Disciplinary process will not be used if a student is asking for help, unless they are found using / in possession of any drug, alcohol or related paraphernalia.
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