Friday, 26 March 2010

Update on Bullying and Couple of Creations

Morning all hope your keeping well before i get onto my cards &projects today.I must apologise for not being a good blogger this week.But my time has been some what taken up with the Bullying situation at school.Time seems to go so fast ,especially when your not getting very far with the school.They told us we had to follow the policy on making a complaint .So we did but unfortunately the Headmistress couldnt be bothered to reply in the given time she should of!!!So i have now taken further and thankfully we have some one from parent support with us 100%.After a 3hr visit yesterday do feel at least were not alone.Sophie is still off school .Yesterday was the first day we actually saw her smile,she went with her dad to work.He works in a college as Network Manager they have already broken up for Easter they get 3 weeks .She loved it ,and even one teacher there offered to help her with her studies!We now have a big meeting on Tuesday at 14.oo with the head as i rang her PA yesterday asking why the head hadn't written back to my letter in the given time scale that was printed in the policy booklet that they told us we had to follow.Funny enough she just laughed!!!Says it all really!So we arent getting far,but what really amazes me when i was at school you had couple days off we had truency officer round we have not heard or seen a single person.What has angered me alot is on Monday knock on the door 2 of her friends from school came to see how she was (they dont realise why she's off)It was lovely of them to come,but what they told my daughter absolutely fummed me no other word.They told Sophie that she had been moved out of all her classes into this class guess what where the bully is!!!Work that out,now first of all i think we should have had an explaination into why ?secondly it would have been nice to be informed first!The reason her friend new was every lesson they take the register and call Sophie's name out.
We are not taking Sophie to the meeting as she isnt upto it,and also i think it is better as this head i know will not talk to us and just sit and be sweetness and nice to Sophie.We want answers basically on why they arent doing anything about it.So i am now going to write everything down i want answers for before going to the meeting so i can go through the list when im there.Otherwise with my brain fog i will forget!Thankyou so much for all your kind cards sent to Sophie,messages of support for us all you truly are a great bunch of friends!
Thankyou with all my heart,& i will let you know the outcome of Tuesday!
Here is my first card this is another Tent Card made using SUcard & Designer paper.The image and sentiment is from the Gina K Designs set "Elegant Flowers".Coloured with copics and glossy accents added to the inner yellow flowers to stand out.Faux stitching used with ink essentials pen,a mixture of punched inner flowers & prima flowers,bow from papermania capsule collection and ribbon from stash.Tools used:Big shot ,Nestabilities Labels 2,scor-pal,Su Flower punch
This has been entered into the following Challenges:
Fun with Shapes & More:Faux Stitching
Gina K Designs:Blast from the Past
Raise the Bar:April Fool ...always to cute images never just flowers swo outta my comfort zone!!

My second creation for you today is alovely tilda bookmark.I have used the free papers from my Scrapbooking Magazine.One of my fasvourite Tildas coloured with copics and have added some Glossy accents to her shoes.This is to go into an Easter Basket ive made for my friend along with some other bits and pieces.I have also entered it into
Spoon full of Sugar Challenge:Bookmarks

love n hugs

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Julye said...

Two fab projects again Jude,it might not be all positive but at least you have a meeting and school probably think it would be good for the bully and sopie to be class partners we went through the same thing, they had a chat with the bully and asked them to look out for Andrew and stop others bullying him as he was someone that his peers would follow, where do they get these stupid ideas from all it did in my mind was empower the bully even more. Hope you get somewhere though. Hugs to you all Julye

Esme said...

Gorgeous cards Jude. I'm glad you've at least been able to get a meeting at school, and I'm with you with the writing down questions before you go - I always forget things especially if I'm upset/cross!
I hope you make more headway, and glad that Sophie has at least had a chance to get away from this bully and that she had a good day at work with your husband!

Esme xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your creations are both FANTASTIC!! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar ... we do hope you'll come back again next week!!

Wishing you the best on the school/bully situation! So difficult!!

Courtney said...

Great card! And, I do hope everything works out with your DD.


Cheryl said...

these are just brilliant hun love the bookmark super detail hun,have emailed you will email you again later hun , take care hugs cheryl xxxx

June said...

Thats a beautiful card Jude, really different too.
I am so sorry to hear that things are not getting any better for Sophie, she is a lovely girl and does not deserve all this misery bless her. You do right to make a list to take with you and if you need any back up on how affected she is by whats been happening, i can say how upset she seemed to me when she has been here and how horrid the thought of school is for her. Give Sophie and Chloe my love
hugs June xxxx

Tracy said...

Great creations, love the bookmark. Good luck for Tuesday, I always write questions down.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card Jude, love the bookmark too. So glad that things are moving in the right direction for Sophie. I can't believe a head Teacher could be so insensitive to a child's needs. Hope it all comes out in the wash eventually. Hugs to Sophie. Suzi xx

Justine said...

First off, I am so glad you joined us at Fussy & Fancy, your work is excellent. Second, I work in Special Education at a Dodds school in Sicily. So many schools are taking a pro-active approach to bullying at school and not only educating the staff but the students also. Last year we had a lady that has written a book on School Bullying and is recognized nationally. I suggest you research that and I am sure you will find some helpful links as to what approach to take with the school Administration. Your child has the legal RIGHT to attend school in a non-hostile environment. Great job being her advocate, don't let them get away with brushing you off. ZERO TOLERANCE

Deb said...

gorgeous card! I am totally behind you with the bullying thing, don't send her back till it is all sorted! Hope you get the support you need! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs debx

Rufus said...

Great idea to make a list, otherwise in the heat of the moment you'll forget 1/2 of what you wanted to say or 1/2 the questions you need answers to! Will be thinking of you Tuesday. Hope that things go well.

Stempeltiger said...

WOW! Such a gorgeous card witch beautiful faux stitching Jude!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Fun with Shapes and more.
Wishing you the best for Tuesday.
Take care, Swantje x

~*Joni said...

hi Jude! First off, persevere, you are doing a fabulous job as her advocate - bullying must stop!! I commend you for your attention to this matter, it means so much to your child.
Secondly, wonderful job on the cards! Your floral piece is beautiful, hard to believe that you rarely use flowers on cards. :D Great job! Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar!

~Christina~ said...

Very pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Easter project! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Krista said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!