Sam
Hi I am new and have not posted before, please could you lovely people give me some advice on what you would re the below.
I have a 5 yr old boy who is in yr 1, he is behind by 1.5 yrs in age, for the past two to three weeks he has been saying in the mornings he feels sick, has a headache or just doesn’t want to go to school. He normally loves school and has never done this before so my husband spoke with his teacher about it, but at the weekend he told us that a boy has been hitting him on the head. My husband and I spoke with the class teacher again and told her what our son had said we also emailed the school office and headteacher.
They have said they have looked into it and spoken to my son but he has not told them anything and because they have not seen anything happen they advised they will keep an eye on my son but there is not much else they can do.
Today when my husband and I picked him up from school he came out and he has had a large patch of hair cut off his head meaning we now have to cut his hair this weekend.
our son said someone cut it with scissors, I took him to show the head teacher who was in the playground, she seemed surprised that this had happened however she asked my son who had done it and he told her, she said but you weren’t with him in class today, he mentioned another person and because my son gets confused between boys and girls she questioned him saying well that’s a girl is that right?
When we got home I took some pictures of my sons hair and emailed them to the school to confirm my conversation with the head.
I have not felt that the school have particularly supportive and the head replied to my email tonight advising she had spoken to some of the teachers and they are adamant that they had not seen, heard or noticed anyone cutting my sons hair, the head Is convinced that if this had happened there would have been some commotion even if he had not mentioned it to any of his teachers she feels someone would have noticed, she did say she will continue to look into it on Monday.
i don’t really know how I should react or feel or what really to do as this is the first time I have experienced bullying with my sons. I am worried for my son.
thank you.
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and upsetting situation. We suggest that you obtain a copy of the school's anti-bullying policy and their complaints policy, both of which they are required to provide you with by law. If you're unsatisfied with the way the school is handling the situation, then we suggest that you go through the complaints procedures. If something happens again, ask your child who did it as quickly as possible so that he might be more accurate. You may find it helpful to read our articles on bullying at school and bullying advice for parents. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call us on our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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