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Council adopts new bullying strategy after Bailey Gwynne death

Bailey Gwynne
Bailey Gwynne

The city council has adopted a new anti-bullying strategy in the wake of the death of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne.

The Cults Academy pupil died after being stabbed through the heart by another pupil during lunch break in October 2015 in a row over a biscuit.

His teenage killer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for nine years for culpable homicide.

Yesterday, the council’s education committee adopted a new plan implementing parts of the Andrew Lowe review into the incident.

The new policy replaces the previous one adopted in 2009.

It now includes the training of a senior teacher at every school to respond to complaints of bullying and agree outcomes with parents.

Schools, youth teams and children’s homes will develop their own local anti-bullying initiatives with reference to the new policy.

Committee member Jennifer Stewart said: “As a mother of three children, I am glad the language is referred to as bullying rather than promoting positive behaviour.”

Gayle Gorman, director of education and children’s services, said: “We have devised a service-wide anti-bullying policy that supports staff, children and young people to recognise bullying behaviour.

“Importantly, in creating the policy, we consulted not only with external partners such as Childline, RespectMe and Grampian Regional Equality Council, but with children and young people themselves, through extensive group discussions.”

The new policy comes into effect immediately.

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