Welcome to the third Anti-Bullying Week post, today’s post, as you guessed is all about bullying in certain schools, we know it happens, we’ve either been through it ourselves or we know someone who has been through it. Sadly it seems as though bullying has touched many people in different ways throughout their lives.
Bullying is tackled in many different ways, one of which is the teachers within schools deal with it in their own way, for example when I was at school, if I was bullied it had to be reported to my head of year first and then it was taken from there, but most of the time, the head of pastoral care at the time would take the students who had been bullying me out of class and deal with them herself.
That is absolutely fine, until it reaches the point where the person who is being bullied is taken out of class and made to feel like the one who is doing the bullying in the first place, by the head of pastoral care actually turning around to me at one point and asking what I was doing wrong? So at the end of all that I was the one crying and shaking. Which brings me to my next point, is bullying dealt with properly?
Also, do teachers have favourite students? I try to think that they don’t these days, but they probably do, I remember when I was a school, the teachers that used to teach my more academic subjects which I excelled at were absolutely fine with me, but the teachers that used to teach me PE (Physical Education) used to be quite horrible to me, for example; Hearing of a toad was one of the comments from one teacher, when she was right over the other side of the playground from me and then Crocodile Tears was another remark from another teacher when she tried to make me do something that I really didn’t want to do and my Dad was terminally ill at that time. Although the people who were really good at PE were fine, they didn’t have any problems with the teachers at all, but when I went to report this to my head of year, she wouldn’t hear anything of it. At the time I couldn’t understand why, but now I can because those teachers could’ve ended up losing their jobs because of my allegations, so they weren’t taken seriously by any members of staff, so eventually, I never went to a PE lesson in my last year at that particular school.
Have you ever experienced anything similar? If you have, leave a comment below and please don’t forget to donate to the Anti-Bullying Alliance UK, who organise the Anti-Bullying Week for the whole of the UK. To donate to the Alliance please click on their logo below this post, many thanks.