The bullying of academics follows a pattern of horrendous, Orwellian elimination rituals, often hidden from the public. Despite the anti-bullying policies (often token), bullying is rife across campuses, and the victims (targets) often pay a heavy price.
"Nothing strengthens authority as much as silence." Leonardo da Vinci - "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men [or good women] do nothing." Winston Churchill.
October 29, 2007
The Institute of Education
The Institute of Education, I can assure you is a place where bullying and harrassment takes place and the management do nothing because they are the ones that are doing it.
The internal grievance procedures are a joke, the stress that staff are put through when they make a complaint is unbearable.
All senior staff stick together and do their upmost to push out staff who complain and the silent ones either leave or work in fear.
I heard there was one school which consisted of 4 centres where 16 staff left from the period of August 06 - March 07.
The reason why the IOE do not follow their procedures because the bullies are their friends and most of the staff are dispensible.
There is one serial bully [LF] who is also Geoff Whitty's friend [kept hush, hush of course] who has bullied 6 members of staff and guess what they have all left. This bully then accuses the staff member of not being able to do their work and brings a disciplinary action against that person who has made a complaint. And yes, they do nothing and promote the serial bully.