The thing is even when a school doesn't believe in punishment, I bet if you spoke to the kids they would all talk about punishment. The school needs to separate the children. The bully needs to be both helped and it made very clear that bullying is unacceptable. The parents need to be involved. If the bully tries to punish the victim for speaking out, that needs to be dealt with twice as firmly.
Sorry didnt know where to put this - I have seen a bullying thread but doesnt seem very busy.
My son is constantly being picked on (now calling it bullying) by a boy in his class - they are both 7. Have have spoken and written to the school about it, the latest incident being last week - the reaction from the school was that they are "keeping an eye on the situation" - However my sons school does not believe in punishment of any sort ! - It's all restorative !.. The most this other boy has been made to do is apologise to my son for the physical abuse he is suffering. Took my son to school today and within 30 seconds of him entering the playground this boy had spat and kicked him. I seen my son crying and called him over, the other boy came over too - I asked my son what had happened and the other boy replied saying my son had bullied him and said nasty things to him - I saw the whole thing my son didn't even speak to the boy !!. So went into school - couldn't speak to the head teacher or assistant head who has been dealing with this, left details of what had happened with the lady in the office. BUT I am sick of the school continually allowing this to happen to my son - what can I do to make them take some action against this boy ! My son no longer feels safe in the playground at school.