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Bullying

Bullying in school

If your child is being bullied at school, you should:

  • Talk and listen to your child and assure them that they will be safe after ‘telling’;
  • Record everything that has happened in a bullying diary;
  • Explain what has happened to the teacher. Stay calm;
  • Check regularly with your child to see if things have improved. If not, continue recording all incidents of bullying and discuss this with your child;
  • If the bullying continues, explain the situation to the headteacher. Give them the bullying diary;
  • If you are still not happy, you can make a formal complaint to the school’s governing body. They will look into how your concern has been handled. Check your school’s complaints policy for more information about how to do this;
  • Finally if you are unhappy with the governors’ response, contact the Department for Education.

Keep a bullying diary

Keep a record of the bullying:

  • what happened;
  • when did it happen;
  • where did it happen;
  • who was involved.
Complete a bullying diary

Bullying and exclusion from school

Bullying can lead to exclusion from school. Find out more about exclusions


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