The staff, students and communityof Lakeside are proudly committed to creating a positive school climate where all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable and accepted. Our Bully Prevention and Intervention plan outlines our goals and priorities, based on the by our Safe an Accepting Schools Teams analysis of our 2016 School Climate Survey. You will find our Bully Prevention and Intervention Plan on the link below.
Lakeside BPIP 2017-2018.pdf
Some characteristics of a school with a positive learning climate are:
· Students and staff both feel safe, and are safe;
· Healthy and inclusive relationships are promoted;
· Students are encouraged to be positive leaders in their school community;
· All education partners, including students, are actively engaged;
· Bullying prevention, awareness-raising strategies and intervention for students and staff are reinforced through programs that address discrimination based on such factors as age, race, sexual orientation, gender, faith, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic disadvantage;
· Improvement of student achievement is emphasized.
Taken from PPM 144, Bully Prevention and Intervention
PPM 145, Progressive Discipline and Promoting Positive Student Behaviour, 2012-2013
In 2013, in the DDSB's on-going commitment to safety, and in conjunction with Durham Catholic District School Board and community partners, the DDSB signed the Community Threat Assessment and Intervention Protocol (C-TAIP) Agreement.
Over the past 3 years psychological services, social work staff, secondary schools and Elementary Schools have been trained in the C-TAIP and VTRA protocol (Violence Risk Threat Assessment). We have established the VTRA protocol across all schools in the DDSB as there are trained people across the system to assist schools in the event of having to utilize the protocol.
Please click on the link below to learn more.