Sorry folks, I don't think I have ever posted in the Rant Forum again and I hope never to in the future, but for now....
What the hell does my kids school thin they are doing!
My daughter...fiesty little thing, nearly eight (as she constantly reminds me), has not had it so good lately at school, in fact things have been
sticky for about 3 years.
Most of this stems from friendship (I use the term loosely) issues, but that's not why I am ranting, I accept kids can be a challenge, my issue
resides with the following...
Last term my daughter was bullied by a boy in her class, to be fair this boy has learning difficulties and his home life has been less than plain
sailing, knowing this I cut the kid a lot of slack before becoming "MumZilla" the final straw being when he told my daughter she was disgusting and
that anything she touched was disgusting too, she defended herself with verbal logic, which led to him them kicking her repeatedly under the table (I
mean her legs, there is no way this kid took take my little beefcake down).
The school responded quickly, his mother was informed (I like his mum and we get on) and the child in question was given a good talking to with ample
There was another boy in her topic group who equally began to give her a hard time, but just teasing stuff, I requested she have a new talk partner,
but was denied as there was only a coupl of weeks left til the end of term.
This is not my problem, my problem stems from what has transpired today on the first day back at school.
I pick up my daughter and she bgins to tell about her new topic table, everyone in her group is absolutely fine except the child I requested to no
longer be her talk partner has moved topic group with her and is still in a position to make her feel uncomfortable.
But that's not all...
The boy who bullied her is now her talk partner!
Granted, this boy seems ok now, but I would have thought a little bit of distance between her and the people exploiting her sensitivity/vulnerability
would have been prudent, even if it was for a term, it is one class per year group, so I know they are hothoused together for 7 years, but it doesn't
mean we can't create a bit of breathing space.
As a result of this and a lengthly list of other things that have turned me hulk, I am sadly having to take the decision to move my daughter to
another school, which is a shame as her borther went there quite happily for his entire primary life, I feel sad having to drag her away from her
friends and the opportunity of the same environment as her brother, but the time has come for a fresh start, I just hope it gives allows her swim
rather than sink.
Thanks for reading.