‘The bullying of teachers is endemic in my school’

Over the decades, things have changed. In the school in which I work (and I’m sure it’s not true of all schools, although colleagues in the profession have suggested that it is sufficiently common in myriad different establishments) bullying – and not of students but of staff – is endemic and it starts from the top. An English teacher writes in Tes.

Favouritism and the constant bullying of staff is endemic in a number of schools. This is more and more common once staff pass the fabulous 50 landmark. They are expensive because they have worked hard and gained valuable experience. But they suddenly find that the very institutions to which they have given their hearts and souls no longer support them. In some cases, their roles are redesigned and they are effectively demotivated and demoralised in a cynical move to try to get them to leave. This is a dreadful situation.

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