ANGRY parents say they took their child out of school for a week recently to avoid ‘anymore bullying’.
And it’s not the first time it’s happened.
The dad says he reached the decision on the week before Christmas after exhausting all options with senior staff at Matchborough First School Academy – including speaking to school governors.
He claims his child has been bullied physically and verbally for years without ‘the appropriate action being taken’.
“We don’t know where else to turn,” he said.
“My child has been bitten, headbutted, stabbed with a pencil, punched, kicked and pushed over several times.
“Incidents have been taking place for a few years now and we just can’t take it anymore.
“We are seriously concerned for our child’s mental health and wellbeing as bullying can have serious effects.”
The dad claims trouble flared on the football pitch where a bully first assaulted another child then proceeded to assault the father’s child for trying to intervene.
“When my child returned to school in the New Year, the school held an assembly and all the children were told that no one would be playing football anymore,” he said.
“So it now appears that all children have suffered.
“My child is not the only one being bullied. A few other parents have come forward to say their children have been suffering too.”
A spokesperson for the school said: “At Matchborough First School Academy the well-being and safety of the children is always our main priority.
“School’s set procedures and policies are followed and incidents are responded to immediately.
“We have been in regular contact with the parents of the children involved.
“All school matters are dealt with confidentially.”