My now 8 year old has had issues since starting school. He was bullied in Kindy which was promptly sorted out then last year when he was in year 1 we had to transfer him a month before school ended as we had to shift house.
Well since transferring him in that last month, he was picked on, bullied,had his school bag hidden and in the last week of school was beaten up by two kids in his class. They cornered him in the toilet.
These two boys had the run of the school and they were only in year 1. The principal couldn't give a stuff and his teacher was scared (i think) of these two boys. They used to go crazy in the class and throw things around including the furniture, throw things at the teacher....
This year he has had some problems with these boys but the school had a change of principal who actuall had the balls to start suspending these kids and cracking down on them. The family has since moved three towns away because "the kids kept getting into trouble".
We have found out recently as Mitchell does have behavour problems, that his teacher is too "soft" on the some of the more independant kids. Mitty is his own person.
But i personally think it is because of the way these kids have behaved. If we could of changed schools (we live in a small town) we would of. It's not fair on the child and it is also very upsetting as a parent.
I would be contacting the education department as there is a duty of care for schools to provide a safe, secure environment for children. We had to do that with what happened to Mitty. And we made the school well aware that we were contacting the ed. dept. and that if things didn't chnage we would lay formal complaints against the school.
I would also like to know what is happening to these other kids when this is happening, are they being allowed to get away with it? Are the parents well aware of what is going on? What strategies are in place to deal with this behaviour? Have you sat in on the class to see for yourself what is happening? To see how the teacher handles it all?
In my daughter's year 1 class the kids are constantly moved around to stop them from forming their little groups. The girls especially as they can be quite the little cows. It seems to work. There are a couple of girls in the class that are a bit high and mighty but i think it's closely watched.
I don't think you are running away, you are trying to do what is best for your child, that is what being a good parent is all about. Your daughter needs to be happy at school to learn properly. And she needs a happy mummy too...
Hope i've helped....