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On 13 Mar 2008 at 9:01pm Anonymous wrote:
I can assure you that the school is taking this serious. The school does have a strong anti bullying policy - my son has been bullied 3 times and each time I have been happy with the response the school has taken. I am shocked and upset at what I have read and can only as a parent hope that your child is now safe and happy - as mentioned before bullying goes on in EVERY school. Unfortunately I have heard bad comments re: Southover, and Western Road. What is sad is in all that we are reading we are not praising what Wallands does give - it is a great school but for this incident to happen it saddens me, and hope and pray that it does get sorted in a controlled manner to protect ALL children, and teachers. The teachers don't have the rights they use to. For Mr Davies, I think he is a great Head, and he loves all those children, he knows them all and supports and praises them all, I can assure you he would have done all he could; but unfortunately because the Police were involved thats where he has to stop; it is taken out of his hands. I wish you and your family luck in the future and hope your daughter does not have to go through this ever again - and enjoys her new school. But please, don't trash the name Wallands as there is a lot of good work that does go on to educate our Children.
On 14 Mar 2008 at 4:01pm Mark wrote:
How anyone can praise Wallands school beats me.
The school needs a new headmaster NOW.
On 14 Mar 2008 at 4:36pm justme wrote:
Here here mark!!!!!!!
On 14 Mar 2008 at 6:52pm Anon 2 wrote:
The school is jinxed. I wish I had taken my son out when he was constantly got at by the various children who had 'problems'.Does Wallands still have this policy? It never works in my opinion.The 'problem' children got away with it because that is what they were.A BIG problem.
On 16 Mar 2008 at 10:52am stressed parent wrote:
Hi everyone, have had reply back from ofsted, and this is what they had to say........
Thank you for your email received on the 29th february informing us of your concerns about your daughter being bullied by other pupils at the school,the way that the school have dealt with this and of the actions you have taken so far. I am sorry to hear of your concerns but regret that ofsted is not in a position to investigate. Ofsteds powers to consider complaints about schools are intended to deal with complaints about general matters relating to ofsteds inspections rather than specific matters relating to an individual child. I would suggest that as you are dissatisfied with the way the school have dealt with your concerns that you now writ to the school's governing body followed, if necessary by the local authority. The local authority address is: East Sussex County Council.
( so what do you all think now) I think the system stinks personally, and the few on this thread wonder why i went to the police, well my husband is now taking it much higher, the s**t is really going to hit the fan.
On 16 Mar 2008 at 11:12am FA wrote:
I'm not surprised by OFSTED's reply to tell you the truth...but as you say, take it higher.
Good luck
On 16 Mar 2008 at 2:32pm anon3 wrote:
Just read reply from OFSTED and they really need sorting out. what the hell is it going to take before somethings done, May be a child killed? I would write to the house of parliment with a link to this thread, and let them see whats really going on. They seem to be really hot on bullying and abuse just now when it comes to kids. Does anyone remember the Jamie Bulger case many years ago, those 2 sicko's where only 10 and look what they did to that poor child, has something like that got to happen before the school and OFSTED do anything. I would do what LOPSTER says and have them for negligence. Also what are these kids parents doing for these kids to think this is normal behavour!!!! Im so glad my boy is'nt at this school as they would be having me arrested for assault, (should this have been my child). Good luck stressed parent, dig your heals in, im sure there's alot of parents glad for this information. Hope your kid is happy now at her new school, i think she's at the same school as my boy and he's doing brilliantly, good luck.
On 16 Mar 2008 at 4:29pm OMG!! wrote:
This world has gone bloody mad! Ofsted are talking #ollocks!!
what is the point of them? are they just their to have a chat & look at grades? i suppose as long as a school achieves a certain standered of education stuff everything else!! i mean why bother to teach our children right from wrong if its not taught in school! we should just allow our children to bully & beat and interfere with other kids eh!!! i mean at the end of the day its the same old bloody story, the victims are left out in the cold and the bullies are sympathised because they have problems! and when the bullies grow up and do far worse? oh well that'll be down to having problems as a child!!!!
On 16 Mar 2008 at 5:12pm nellsx wrote:
I'm amazed at the response from Ofsted. As the parent of a child also badley bullied at Wallands and also by the same boy that assaulted stressed parents child, it's incredible that Ofsted can just pass the buck on this one. This will go further, alot further, for the future safety of all those kids still in the school {gladly mines not now}.
On 17 Mar 2008 at 3:58pm OTIS wrote:
A distresswing experience for all concerned. I believe the police will be unable to take any positive action due to the age of the children. The police may simply have to refer the subject to the Social Services.Similarly, the school is very limited in any sanctions it may take against this boy but certainly losing golden time is not the answer.It would appear that this boy has a history of bad behaviour. Unfortunately there are now no special schools for chilren w ho have behavioural problems. I understand the government pays for extra staff to be employed to supervise problem children.
I believe this is the case at Wallands. This particular boy for his own good and for the other children at the school should be assessed by a child psychiatrist and the appropriate action then taken. However, any such action requires the cooperation
of the boy's parents
On 18 Mar 2008 at 10:34am Lord Pike wrote:
Post removed - Legal Services at ESCC say it contained allegations which are innacurate, exaggerated or untrue.
On 18 Mar 2008 at 10:41am Amethyst wrote:
An interesting out of the blue comment came from my daughter this morning:
"Mum, xxx the new girl in my class told me that in her old school there was a girl called ZZZ who told her she was going to kill her." No guesses for which school this girl came from!
How many children have left this school due to bullying?
On 18 Mar 2008 at 11:15am FA wrote:
That's a pretty common statement from kids...they make all sort of wild accusations but never go through with them.
Infact, i tell my daughter most nights that i'm going to kill her when infact i love her to pieces.
One boy at my daughters school (St Pancras) told her that he was going to bring a knife in and stab my daughter. I had a VERY quiet word with the teacher and the situation was monitored and sorted.

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