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Bullied by HT

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by Bubbawubba, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Bubbawubba

    Bubbawubba New commenter

    Staff in our school currently being bullied by head and 2 members of staff currently off with stress. I won't go in to details but luckily all staff feel the same way and are banding together.

    My question is who should we go to?

    Our chair of governer's worships the ground the head teacher walks on (she sucks up to him a lot!). We have unions coming in in the next few weeks but it feels like a much bigger problem. The entire school is suffering, pupils behaviour has become a serious problem, there's no routine with teachers being off ill and different supply teachers being in each day and staff just having no motivation. What should be our next move?
  2. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    Your unions at a regional level.

    This is why you pay subscriptions.

    I sympathise with the situation you find yourself in. Collective action prevents you being picked off one by one.
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  3. blueskies31

    blueskies31 Occasional commenter

    School Improvement Partner / Director of Education?
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    How awful for you all - all teachers, all support staff, all pupils.

    And actually some SLT as well, possibly.

    As @Yoda- says, it is the union at regional level who should be contacted to help you all out. It might be helpful if the school's union reps got together and drafted a joint letter expressing their concerns, signed it each one with their union affiliation, and it was sent to all the unions.

    This would show the unions that (a) staff are united (b) all unions are being asked to help.

    Best wishes

  5. Bubbawubba

    Bubbawubba New commenter

    Thank you for your advice. Will see what the unions can do.

    Looking at all the posts on here it sadly seems like we are not alone...
  6. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Yes, unions - as a collective grievance. Strength in numbers.
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    You are not alone. By no means. Unions. In the interim look at working-time directives on union websites and just stay cool. This too will pass.
  8. mushroomz

    mushroomz New commenter

    I have given up on obtaining union advice. My union rep is very much a fence sitter.........
  9. mushroomz

    mushroomz New commenter

  10. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Then go higher! To the regional officer or to HQ and complain until you receive the service for which you have paid and for which the union has contracted with you.
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  11. mushroomz

    mushroomz New commenter

    Thanks, GLsghost! I might well do that! I need to get my money's worth!....
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