Pupils to be asked their views on school bullying

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Moray Council – school bullying survey

A SURVEY AIMED at establishing the prevalence of bullying in the Moray classrooms is to be undertaking amongst pupils in the region.

An online survey will be the first stage of a wide-ranging consultation on bullying that Moray Council say will involve teachers, parents and community workers, with the ultimate goal of creating an anti-bullying policy that will cover all of Moray’s primary and secondary schools.

The pupil survey is aimed at pupils from P4 up to S6 and will be available online from Monday, August 24 until Friday, September 25.

Moray Council’s acting head of schools and curriculum development, Vivienne Cross, said: “In accordance with the national approach to anti-bullying for Scotland’s children and young people, the consultation will start with a survey among all pupils in Moray.

“The aim of the survey is to establish a baseline for measuring how effective a new anti-bullying policy would be and to inform the wider consultation.”

In completing the survey pupils can remain anonymous while schools are being asked to give support to pupils who may require help in completing the survey questionnaire.

Once the survey results are analysed a series of focus groups will be set up as part of the wider consultation, with a draft anti-bullying policy being produced early next year.