The safety, well being and protection of our pupils are the paramount consideration in all decisions members of staff make about confidentiality. The appropriate sharing of information between school staff members is an essential element in ensuring our pupils’ wellbeing and safety.
Take Your Complaint Higher
If the situation doesn’t improve or the bullying is severe in nature, make sure you go to the teacher’s supervisor or the building administrator. Sometimes teachers will rationalize their behavior, blame the student or refuse to admit any wrongdoing. Other times, bullying is much too severe to risk speaking with a teacher directly. If this is the case, ask to meet with the principal in person. Share your documentation and discuss your concerns. You also could request a classroom transfer at this point. Not all principals will honor such requests, but some do.
Continue reading “How to Respond to a Teacher Who Bullies”
Talk to governors
If you’re not satisfied with the way that teachers and the headteacher have dealt with the problem, you can ask the school’s governing body to discuss the problem.
Ask the school how to contact the governors or look on the school’s website for their contact details.
Student affairs professionals typically have access to sensitive and confidential information. Students seek out student affairs professionals when facing any number of stresses, challenges, or crises. They often share deeply personal information with the expectation that confidentiality will be maintained.
Another type of bully
Bullying is getting national attention and being taken more seriously than in days past. But the focus is decidedly on kid-on-kid abuse. While the mean girls, the taunters and tormentors, the physical abusers, and the excluders are very real threats, so too are educators who abuse their power over the very kids they are supposed to protect.
But when teachers verbally and even physically abuse kids, the abuse is often blatant and rarely called what it is — bullying — reinforcing the false notion that only kids, not the grown-ups in charge, are bullies. (Read 12 bullying myths.)
Amid mounting data that bullying is on the rise, there’s a glaring absence of statistics on adult school bullies. In part, perhaps, because bullying by a teacher or principal is far more complex to identify, address, and rectify. It’s difficult to know what to make of a teacher who crosses the line from basic discipline to regularly berating, intimidating, humiliating (and even physically abusing) a student — so much so that a child’s afraid to be in school.
Continue reading “When the teacher is the bully”
A teacher respects the confidential nature of information concerning students and may give the information only to authorized personnel or agencies directly concerned with the students’ welfare. Confidentiality is very important to establishing and maintaining a strong teacher-student relationship.
“It will poison their relationship”
The internet were quick to speak out for the children, caught in the middle of this horrible situation.
“Your kids are old enough that they’ll have a say in whatever custody arrangements get finalised in your divorce, and what you’ve described here sounds like emotional abuse AND parental alienation, which judges don’t really like,” replied one person, suggesting the dad look at spending time with his children away from his family.
They also added, “If your kids have to be mistreated to see their Dad, it will poison their relationship with him no matter how great a parent he is individually.” Continue reading “‘My in-laws are toxic and my children are suffering’”
- Seven cases examined by The Daily Caller show police raids being used in custody battles, with some parents ending up incarcerated
- Experts say accusations of “parental alienation” are routinely abused
- In one NC case, a mother was jailed for having her child baptized
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Unique challenges abound when parents involved in contested matrimonial litigation live under the same roof while the divorce action is pending. This article discusses the standard used for the remedy known as “exclusive use and occupancy” of the marital home while a divorce action is pending.
Continue reading “Blurred Lines Between Coercive Control and ‘Petty Harassment’”