Bullying in School

We are committed to working in partnership with others to eradicate bullying in our schools. The responsibility for tackling the problem of bullying lies not only with the school but equally with families and the community.

What is bullying?

Bullying can be defined as the unjustified, prolonged display of aggressive verbal or physical behaviour on the part of one individual or group toward another.  Much harmless childhood play may appear aggressive in its nature and this is quite normal. However, aggression becomes unacceptable when it is used to torment, to inflict pain or to humiliate others.

How we deal with bullying

All of our schools have a policy on pupil care, welfare and positive behaviour that includes anti-bullying statements.  This will state the general strategies and procedures in place within the school and outline the action taken to combat bullying.  These can be found in the school handbooks on your school’s webpage – check Primary or Secondary.

What we will do if your child is involved in a bullying incident

If we are satisfied a bullying incident has taken place, we will inform the parents of all children involved. We will work with parents to decide the best ways for both school and family to support the children concerned.

What you should do if you think your child is being bullied

Contact you child’s school and arrange to speak to/meet your child’s class teacher, a designated member staff or head teacher. The outcome of this meeting should be mutual agreement of what investigation or action is required.

What you should do if you feel nothing is being done

Contact the head teacher to discuss your concerns. If you are still not happy you can raise this with our Quality Improvement Officer.

Contact Us

Education and Social Care
Council Office
High Street
Elgin
IV30 1BX

01343 563374

educationandsocialcare@moray.gov.uk

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