Anti-bullying policy at Ranum
We base our community on mutual trust and respect. We support each individual's development with respect for the community. This is why we have clear rules that provide the students with safety and freedom to build a great community.
The first and most important rule is a positive expectation
All employees and students have a duty to contribute positively - to the best of their ability - to strengthen the sense of community and create a good learning environment and stay for everyone at Ranum Efterskole College.
Bullying will not be tolerated, which goes for cyber bullying as well. It is important to distinguish between banter and bullying. Banter is a good-natured approach to another person and contributes to creating a positive atmosphere in the social room. Bullying, on the other hand, is an act meant to hurt another person physically, mentally or socially. All bullying situations have a sender and a recipient, and it is not about how much you tease, but whether the recipient finds it funny. Therefore we are working hard on assuring that all students respect each other as equals, which is why racist statements and acts are also considered bullying. In case of bullying we will try to resolve it through open dialogue between the concerned parties. Bullying can lead to students being sent home and in severe cases even expelled.
Preventive work during lessons
- Through versatile and varying adult-led formation of groups in the academic work and community-building activities and not least in the start-up period.
- Through articulating the value of difference in relation to working methods and work preferences.
- Through activities, where the performances of the individual student will be highlighted positively, and dismantling of the "error detection perspective" in joint task solutions.
- By means of clear class management, which encourages positive initiatives from the students.
Preventive work during free time
- 3 teachers in each corridor can be contacted and function as "contact teachers" for the individual rooms. Through frequent room- and contact group meetings, these teachers will focus on resolving conflicts between roommates. These teachers do outreach work in connection with their evening duties.
- The contact teachers are responsible for making sure the students are thriving in their everyday and through weekly contact group meetings they have the opportunity to put certain topics on the agenda, e.g. cyber bullying.
- All students and employees meet everyday for a joint lunch in the cafeteria.
- Students have their regular seats and, as a rule, everyone is sitting in their family group.
- All students meet for assemblies, where community-creating values are regularly communicated.
- We always have 7 teachers on duty in the evening; one in each house and one in charge of evening activities.
- Every evening we arrange a wide variety of optional activities, where we encourage students to participate, especially if they feel left out of the community or if they have put themself in a situation where they need to reenter the community.
- During the year, all contact groups must create something that brings joy to others.
- As a general rule at Ranum Efterskole College, you will stay in the same room with the same people all year. This means you will have to learn to accept and live with the differences that create problems between roommates. Usually either 2 contact teacher or the house coordinator will help resolve the issues.
- In connection with houseteacher meetings, information is given regularly about vulnerable students and this is noted in the student log, so that relevant employees are constantly informed.
- Every evening we keep a log of the day with special events and other things related to vulnerable students.
- As an added precaution, Ranum Efterskole College has a network, consisting of a contact teacher, the house fairy - who serves as a pedagogical helper in the house - the house coordinator and the pedagogical head. These people work together to survey the well-being of the students and have the opportunity to involve an external coach to make sure of the student's well-being.
- The school's student council is tasked with monitoring the well-being of the students as well as making suggestions for activities that can benefit the community at the school.
- The student council is encouraged to think about activities that attract/draw in the students, who are not participating very much.
- Subject day in the Fall with focus on cyber bullying and social tolerance.
- Contact group time with focus on digital behaviour.