My 8 year old DGS came out of school last Wednesday with a swollen mouth, a graze on the outside of his lip and a split to the inside of his mouth. He had a note to say he had fallen in the playground and had been given first aid. He says another child pushed him hard in his back. The child says he was hugging DGS and they both fell over, but a third child says it happened as my DGS stated.
We know this child well, he is spiteful and has had a tendency to push the other children around since very young. I have seen him deliberately push DGS before when they were both on a high step. DGS often comes out of school with a tale about being pushed or kicked by him. They have been close friends when very young, however DGS now prefers to play with quieter children, but this child pushes in on their play all the time and takes it over.
I attend his parent/teacher meetings with my DD because DGS has SEN and I tutor him in numeracy and literacy twice a week to help him. We have a normal half year meeting with his teacher tomorrow and a SENCO meeting Wednesday. He may have educational needs and is quiet and introverted but he is very popular in his class and has several friends.
I usually hate to interfere with children's friendships, most breakups are usually swiftly sorted by the children themselves. My issue is should we push this as a bullying issue when the school have apparently put it down to an accident during play?
I've just read through all that I have written and talked to DD and we have decided we will bring this up as possible bullying tomorrow. It was a quite minor injury in the end but it could have been much worse and it's not fair on either child not to discuss it. I would still love to hear what other GNs think about it.
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