DD moved to indie junior for Yrs 5 & 6. At top of year group of 60+. Sweet, gentle, fun and good-looking. Wouldn't say boo to a goose.
Spoke to school in Yr 5 when physical bullying by one girl escalated and was putting my DD off school completely. It has resolved but I don't know whether that is due to any intervention by school or whether it has happened naturally.
Now in Yr 6 a new girl is causing much grief. Poached DD's best friend and now moved in on new friend too. Ex-best friend keeps returning but jumps whenever the new girl clicks fingers. Seems that others join her in order to avoid becoming the butt. Very gossipy, spreads rumours, makes spiteful and derisive comments within earshot and slapped DD across face before the Easter break
. My inclination was to steam into the playground and do some slapping myself but DD begged me not to say or do anything. The fact that I did nothing has played on my mind since. Things now becoming tense as two school trips imminent and coach seating and bedrooms to sort.
It colours her experience of school and intensifies any other negative aspects of the school day such as Form teacher misplacing her artwork so that only her's is not displayed or eligible for competition! And she was so proud of the piece
No apology either, to add insult to injury.
Apart from the 'normal' argybargy, there are 3 girls in DD's form who operate separately and try to make life miserable for those who don't join their respective gangs. I know that other parents have had/are having similar problems but none of them have said anything to the school.
Having been in already, I feel hesitant to go in again. I suppose I don't want my DD to be perceived as the only one with a problem and to be labelled as a victim.
Wondering whether to talk it through with new girl's parents who seem very nice?.........
Anyone got any advice please?