Top down bullying

A place I used to work for had a culture of bullying and harassment.  It started from the top and filtered its way down to the staffroom.  There was a group of teachers who would bully anyone they didn’t like and didn’t fit into their group.  They would give people the silent treatment, treat them like an outcast and turn other members of staff against them.  The management staff we not much better.  They very rarely listened to any grievances and if they did, they never took any action.   There was one particular incident I remember involving a very talented young teacher trainer.  The students and trainees loved her and she did a great job.  It soon became apparent that this group did not like her and in the six months she stayed at the school, she turned from a confident, happy person to someone who was completely destroyed by the constant harassment and bullying.

she turned from a confident, happy person to someone who was completely destroyed by the constant harassment and bullying.

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