Bullying complaints (2)

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Hello,
I hope whoever is reading this is keeping well.
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please can the following information be provided for the academic years: 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 (so far).

1) How many formal complaints regarding a school staff member (for example, but not limited to: teacher, headteacher, head of year) bullying a student or a colleague did your school receive over the specified academic year(s)? For Q1, please can you disclose the nature of the bullying complaint i.e. 'threatening language'. 'cyberbullying', 'physical assault', and tell me who complained about whom, including the complainant's year group if it is a student. So, for example, a Year (INSERT YEAR HERE) student could have formally accused a teacher of using threatening language in a bullying manner. 1a) How many of these complaints- identified in Q1- were formally investigated by the school?1aa) What were the outcomes (for example, but not limited to: warning, removal of post) of these investigations? Please state the amount of money the complainant received in cases where the parents of said child/ colleague demanded compensation for the incident.
Though "bullying" has not got a legal definition, I am classing it as: intending to hurt someone either physically or emotionally (this is often aimed at certain groups, for example because of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation). Bullying takes many forms and can include: physical assault, teasing, making threats, name calling, cyberbullying - bullying via mobile phone or online (for example email, social networks and instant messenger).
If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad, I would be grateful if you could please contact me by phone ([mobile phone number]) and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.
Kind Regards,
Yohannes Lowe

KBristow, The Harvey Grammar School

Dear Mr Lowe

 

Thank you for your email of Tuesday 23^rd March 2021 requesting
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request and it will be addressed within 20
school days. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs K Bristow

Director of School Support

 

 

From: Enquiries <[email address]>
Sent: 24 March 2021 08:29
To: KBristow <[email address]>
Subject: Fw: Freedom of Information request - Bullying complaints (2)

 

 

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From: Yohannes Lowe <[1][FOI #740199 email]>
Sent: 23 March 2021 22:33
To: Enquiries <[2][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bullying complaints (2)

 

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Hello,
I hope whoever is reading this is keeping well.
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.
Please can the following information be provided for the academic years:
2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 (so far).

1) How many formal complaints regarding a school staff member (for
example, but not limited to: teacher, headteacher, head of year) bullying
a student or a colleague did your school receive over the specified
academic year(s)? For Q1, please can you disclose the nature of the
bullying complaint i.e. 'threatening language'. 'cyberbullying', 'physical
assault', and tell me who complained about whom, including the
complainant's year group if it is a student. So, for example, a Year
(INSERT YEAR HERE) student could have formally accused a teacher of using
threatening language in a bullying manner. 1a) How many of these
complaints- identified in Q1- were formally investigated by the
school?1aa) What were the outcomes (for example, but not limited to:
warning, removal of post) of these investigations? Please state the amount
of money the complainant received in cases where the parents of said
child/ colleague demanded compensation for the incident.
Though "bullying" has not got a legal definition, I am classing it as:
intending to hurt someone either physically or emotionally (this is often
aimed at certain groups, for example because of race, religion, gender or
sexual orientation). Bullying takes many forms and can include: physical
assault, teasing, making threats, name calling, cyberbullying - bullying
via mobile phone or online (for example email, social networks and instant
messenger).
If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible
within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad, I would be
grateful if you could please contact me by phone ([mobile phone number]) and provide
assistance as to how I could refine the request.
Kind Regards,
Yohannes Lowe

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KBristow, The Harvey Grammar School

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information Request.

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs K Bristow

Director of School Support

 

The Harvey Grammar School

Cheriton Road

CT19 5JY

01303 252131

 

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From: Yohannes Lowe <[1][FOI #740199 email]>
Sent: 23 March 2021 22:33
To: Enquiries <[2][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bullying complaints (2)

 

This e-mail is from outside Harvey Grammar School. Please be careful of
attachments and links.

Hello,
I hope whoever is reading this is keeping well.
This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.
Please can the following information be provided for the academic years:
2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 (so far).

1) How many formal complaints regarding a school staff member (for
example, but not limited to: teacher, headteacher, head of year) bullying
a student or a colleague did your school receive over the specified
academic year(s)? For Q1, please can you disclose the nature of the
bullying complaint i.e. 'threatening language'. 'cyberbullying', 'physical
assault', and tell me who complained about whom, including the
complainant's year group if it is a student. So, for example, a Year
(INSERT YEAR HERE) student could have formally accused a teacher of using
threatening language in a bullying manner. 1a) How many of these
complaints- identified in Q1- were formally investigated by the
school?1aa) What were the outcomes (for example, but not limited to:
warning, removal of post) of these investigations? Please state the amount
of money the complainant received in cases where the parents of said
child/ colleague demanded compensation for the incident.
Though "bullying" has not got a legal definition, I am classing it as:
intending to hurt someone either physically or emotionally (this is often
aimed at certain groups, for example because of race, religion, gender or
sexual orientation). Bullying takes many forms and can include: physical
assault, teasing, making threats, name calling, cyberbullying - bullying
via mobile phone or online (for example email, social networks and instant
messenger).
If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible
within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad, I would be
grateful if you could please contact me by phone ([mobile phone number]) and provide
assistance as to how I could refine the request.
Kind Regards,
Yohannes Lowe

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Dear KBristow,
Thanks very much for your response to my request