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If I write a formal complaint to the school I’ve just left (just finished a levels there) about how I was treated and they ignore the email what do I do?
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What are you hoping to achieve through making a complaint?
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What are you hoping to achieve through making a complaint?
only option is to win a $7,500,000 settlement.
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What are you hoping to achieve through making a complaint?
That they see how disgusting their actions were and that they reconsider the way they treat their students in the future as well as seeing just how much they put me and others around me through x
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😂😭 I wish!
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Hope dies last😉
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Wont it be best to just move on from the sixth form experience and concentrate and look forward for your new uni adventures?

I like writing down what troubles me, usually on a google docs so that no one can access it apart from me, write my heart out, close it and be satisfied that I said everything I wanted to say, then i can 'forget' about that and let it go from my thoughts.
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That they see how disgusting their actions were and that they reconsider the way they treat their students in the future as well as seeing just how much they put me and others around me through x
Have you complained while you were at school? Have parents complained? Every school as a complaints procedure which you need to follow.
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If I write a formal complaint to the school I’ve just left (just finished a levels there) about how I was treated and they ignore the email what do I do?
They cant ignore it if you make a formal complaint that follows their procedure.
You will need some evidence though and an idea of what you are hoping to achieve.
If you said nothing whilst you were there, then I cant see what you expect?
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Mum has complained numerous times had a go at them and now they just ignore us
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Have you complained while you were at school? Have parents complained? Every school as a complaints procedure which you need to follow.
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Thats a good idea to be fair!!! X

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Wont it be best to just move on from the sixth form experience and concentrate and look forward for your new uni adventures?

I like writing down what troubles me, usually on a google docs so that no one can access it apart from me, write my heart out, close it and be satisfied that I said everything I wanted to say, then i can 'forget' about that and let it go from my thoughts.
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Thats a good idea to be fair!!! X

Thanks Hun
Glad I could inspire a way to lift the load from ya babe,

Message me if you wanna talk, Im always down to helping😊
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(Original post by Kikiakilx)
Mum has complained numerous times had a go at them and now they just ignore us
Did she write to the Governors? They have to respond ...
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(Original post by SomMC1)
Wont it be best to just move on from the sixth form experience and concentrate and look forward for your new uni adventures?

I like writing down what troubles me, usually on a google docs so that no one can access it apart from me, write my heart out, close it and be satisfied that I said everything I wanted to say, then i can 'forget' about that and let it go from my thoughts.
That works for you. Won't work for everyone. Especially if the experience has been really life changing or traumatising and you carry that weight a lot longer than the end of school. Also every school in england is legally bound to have a formal complaints system - that the DoE can get involved with. Complain in writing to both the headteacher, and the governors or academy trustees.

If that doesn't work, you go here;

https://form.education.gov.uk/fillfo...oLoginPrompt=1

Also, you can go here if you think the school is not being run properly, but again, you need to do the formal complaints process first, you go here;

https://contact.ofsted.gov.uk/online-complaints

They will expect you to really clarify what has happened unless there's significant safeguarding issues in play.
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Exactly! But they didn’t.. so is there anything we should/can do?
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Did she write to the Governors? They have to respond ...
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Thank you so much! These links are really really helpful xx
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That works for you. Won't work for everyone. Especially if the experience has been really life changing or traumatising and you carry that weight a lot longer than the end of school. Also every school in england is legally bound to have a formal complaints system - that the DoE can get involved with. Complain in writing to both the headteacher, and the governors or academy trustees.

If that doesn't work, you go here;

https://form.education.gov.uk/fillfo...oLoginPrompt=1

Also, you can go here if you think the school is not being run properly, but again, you need to do the formal complaints process first, you go here;

https://contact.ofsted.gov.uk/online-complaints

They will expect you to really clarify what has happened unless there's significant safeguarding issues in play.
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Same for you!! 💝
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We said a lot while I was there! They didn’t do anything, so now we’ve formally put it in writing. The headmaster was involved while I was stil there and didn’t do anything, and the sixth form team know exactly how they feel as I, and my mum lashed out a number of times
(Original post by 999tigger)
They cant ignore it if you make a formal complaint that follows their procedure.
You will need some evidence though and an idea of what you are hoping to achieve.
If you said nothing whilst you were there, then I cant see what you expect?
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(Original post by Kikiakilx)
Exactly! But they didn’t.. so is there anything we should/can do?
Ofsted? Is it an Academy or LA school.
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(Original post by Kikiakilx)
We said a lot while I was there! They didn’t do anything, so now we’ve formally put it in writing. The headmaster was involved while I was stil there and didn’t do anything, and the sixth form team know exactly how they feel as I, and my mum lashed out a number of times
The official complaints procedure has to be followed once you start it. If the headmaster ignores then you remind them of it and the next level up would be the governors, then the DOE or Ofsted.

https://www.gov.uk/complain-about-school/state-schools

Presumably you have evidence?
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