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Unfortunately bullying is still all too common in schools and the damage it causes to a child’s self-esteem and confidence can be considerable. The experience can affect the whole family and as a parent you can be left feeling helpless and angry if you’ve explored all avenues with the school and the bullying still continues.
You may be left wondering what your other options are.
Home-schooling is an increasingly viable option and can be a welcome relief for bullied children. They often thrive without the constant stress, anxiety and pressure of a traditional classroom. In their home environment where they feel safe and comfortable, they are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
While the idea of home-schooling may initially seem daunting and too challenging, there are plenty of parent run groups online where you can post questions and support each other. Local home-schooling groups are also a great opportunity to meet other families in a similar position and they often organise some fantastic activities and trips.
At Wolsey Hall Oxford, we pride ourselves on the learning support we offer our students and their families. This include a mentoring service which your child may find useful for dealing with anxiety related to study. Your Student Progress Manager is with you every step of the way to answer your queries and your tutor will follow the pace set by your child. We offer a wide range of courses from Age 7 Primary right through to Secondary, IGCSE and A Level.
You can also watch our student Henry’s story as he discusses his experience of homeschooling after being bullied in a mainstream school: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM98N0HkcGM
For more information about us and how we support children who have experienced bullying, visit: www.wolseyhalloxford.org.uk
If you are being bullied or are concerned about someone who is, you can receive help and support from one of our trained Mentors. We currently do not have the ability to provide support face to face or via the telephone and can only provide an e-mentoring service to those affected by bullying.
If you would like a Mentor to email you, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would rather speak to someone over the telephone, you can call Childline on: 0800 1111
For any community-related issues, such as anti-social behaviour, we would suggest contacting your landlord, the local police or your local environmental health department (where applicable), as we are unable to deal with these types of complaints.