Henry Hepburn

Bullied kids want ‘simply to survive their education’

Inquiry into prejudice at school finds ‘dismissive’ teacher attitudes towards victims

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Teachers should undergo compulsory training on bullying and be forced to record incidents, according to a controversial parliamentary report, which says the schools system is failing to protect children from prejudice.

The inquiry into prejudice-based bullying – which has already been criticised by teacher unions – claims to reveal huge inconsistencies in approach across Scottish schools. It further suggests that some teachers are “dismissive” about children who have been bullied.

But teachers have expressed concern that while many of the issues raised in the report must be addressed, its ...

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