Cannot believe the stupidity and thoughtlessness of some people. LO has always been violent at home. We have had some success with NVR, but whenever things get tough, LO will revert back to aggression on a massive scale.
School let kids get away with murder, the tone among the pupils is absolutely vile, but it is ok because they think kids need to work out for themselves how to treat each other. They call it "letting them explore conflict resolution". Of course bullying is rife.
Now they have come up with a solution. They have introduced teaching physical self-defence - and there I was wondering why LO had added fierce karate chops to her endless repertoire of now much more targeted, faster and more dangerous attacks.
I despair, how about teaching kids that horrible behaviour is unacceptable in the first place? Not make it ok and then add to the toxic mix by adding violence? I guess that would take too much effort. Just so ridiculous.
Married to Bumblebear, 3 1/2 kids, a mix of adopted and home-made.
So shocked I cannot actually believe it.... This cannot be govmt guidelines... I suggest a letter to governing body, virtual head & PAS...
I think I would even contact ofsted as it beggars belief....
Where is safeguarding in this? Rugby practise has to be modified down to overtly aggressive tackles, at least it is on pitch & staff watching on. What is the difference to encouraged 'self defence' gone too far.... It won't be monitored by staff at breaks you can be sure of that...... idiocy imho... A school to avoid me thinks....
Sending you many hugs flutterby.... I hope you have a good PAS think you need ss to go in & do a safeguarding presentation... Which id!0t staff decision passed this at the school xxxxxx
Xx moo xx
Proud single adoptive mummeee to brothers baa & skweek 14 & 13 .....
More than once I have had social workers tell me to buy my children a punch bag. Apparently they would then simply use that instead of me to take their frustrations out on.
Our therapists very firmly said when we first met them that they do not believe any martial art or similar 'sporting' (or otherwise) act of aggression should be used with children who have experienced trauma or are acting out physically in any way. They believe it simply trains aggression into their minds and muscles.
Am I right in thinking this is not a British school? Do you have any way of challenging this approach?