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Help please, would be very grateful for HT perspective to help boy who is being bullied.

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by mooncheek, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. mooncheek

    mooncheek New commenter

    I hope you won't mind me posting here- I'm only a primary class teacher, but I'm extremely worried about a boy in my Year 4 class who is being bullied by pretty much all the kids in KS2.He has various special needs, which make socialising very difficult for him. There are a few ring leaders (although very little hard evidence, just the word of other kids) and the rest turn their back on him, as it's 'uncool.' to be near him.

    I see it as a very serious problem and find it agonising to watch, but feel that , as I'm only a few years into the job, I don't really know what the protocol should be. There doesn't seem to be a precedent that anyone can recall.

    The Head has spoken to the year group, so have other members of SMT, but the hatred/dislike/amusement at his failure, whatever it is, is so deeply ingrained that nothing has changed. I'd be very grateful if anyone could let me know what they would do in this situation, then I may have some ideas to tentatively suggest.Thanks for any help.
     
  2. mooncheek

    mooncheek New commenter

    I hope you won't mind me posting here- I'm only a primary class teacher, but I'm extremely worried about a boy in my Year 4 class who is being bullied by pretty much all the kids in KS2.He has various special needs, which make socialising very difficult for him. There are a few ring leaders (although very little hard evidence, just the word of other kids) and the rest turn their back on him, as it's 'uncool.' to be near him.

    I see it as a very serious problem and find it agonising to watch, but feel that , as I'm only a few years into the job, I don't really know what the protocol should be. There doesn't seem to be a precedent that anyone can recall.

    The Head has spoken to the year group, so have other members of SMT, but the hatred/dislike/amusement at his failure, whatever it is, is so deeply ingrained that nothing has changed. I'd be very grateful if anyone could let me know what they would do in this situation, then I may have some ideas to tentatively suggest.Thanks for any help.
     
  3. How very very sad, kids really can be horrid little creatures and peer pressure is so important to them at that time of their lives. I can really sympathise with you.
    I think I would be asking for help from behaviour support from the LEA, make sure you record every incident.
    Good luck and let us know how it goes
     
  4. mooncheek

    mooncheek New commenter

    Thank you very much Tracy Blue, I appreciate your support. I will bear in mind that the LEA can offer this help and raise this subtly to one of the more approachable members of the SMT.
    Thanks again.
     

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