Homeschooling to Escape Bullying
Homeschooling to escape bullying is sadly very common. Many children face bullying on a daily basis at school and often families feel they have no choice but to withdraw their children from school.
The Duke of Cambridge made his speech to mark the first year of National Stand Up To Bullying Day.
“Bullying is an issue which can affect any one of us, regardless of age, background, gender, sexuality, race, disability or religion. It can happen for many reasons, it is often stupid and cruel, and can take many forms… the reach of technology means it can feel unrelenting, leaving the victim feeling attacked, powerless and isolated. For young people in particular, bullying can have a profoundly damaging and long-lasting effect. It is our collective responsibility to challenge the behaviour we see around us. We all have a role to play to ensure that we do not stand by, but instead stand up, and put a stop to bullying.”
A staggering 16,000 youths in the UK are absent from school per year due to bullying!
A number of our students are homeschooling to escape bullying. These families typically see an improvement in their children’s self esteem once they are removed from the school environment and as such can begin to thrive in their learning. One of our students, Henry, who is now homeschooling to escape bullying, experienced a drop in his grades as a result of bullying but since joining Wolsey Hall Oxford he is thrilled to report he is now achieving his potential! You can hear more on Henry’s story by clicking here.
At Wolsey Hall we are strongly against bullying of any kind, and aim to provide a safe environment for students to thrive. Should students require additional support we do offer specialised Support Services – available here.