Here we have listed a 10-point teachers’ workplace bullying management guide.
Did you know that this week is anti-bullying week? You may have read are previous guide to managing bullying amongst pupils. If not, whether you are a teacher, TA, or teaching support staff, you can read our do’s and don’ts of managing bullying in schools by clicking here
However, we thought this time that we would take a different approach. Teachers and supply teachers are not immune to workplace bullying, so here we have a 10 point guide on how to manage workplace bullying.
- Firstly, try to resolve the matter unofficially if you feel safe to do so.
- Do not to retaliate as you could be accused of bullying.
- Confide in a trusted friend or colleague to get emotional support.
- Ask for a one to one and call out the bullying behaviour: say what it is.
- Stick to labelling the behaviour and not the person.
- Stay calm and try not to get angry or cry.
- Stick to the facts.
- State the impact of their behaviour/actions on you.
- Familiarise yourself with your school/college’s anti-bullying policy.
- Outline what will happen next if it does not stop, according to policy guidance.
If you are a teacher or teaching assistant and are interest in reading more about workplace bullying, then click here. This link will take you the government website for further information on this topic.