John McLellan: George Watson's response to bully claims disappointing

As a parent of three kids at George Watson's College going back 17 years, I don't recognise the 'Tom Brown's Schooldays' portrayal of bullying at the school by Green MSP Andy Wightman, but the school's response has been disappointing.

Thursday, 23rd November 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:15 pm
George Watson's College: Picture: Rob McDougall

As a parent of three kids at George Watson’s College going back 17 years, I don’t recognise the “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” portrayal of bullying at the school by Green MSP Andy Wightman.

However the school’s response has been disappointing.

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Wightman can’t be criticised for raising the matter publicly after being approached with a complaint by the family of an ex-pupil, or for highlighting the warning shot fired across the school’s bows by the Scottish Government.

But as for his follow-up “open letter” to parents on his website? Thanks for bringing all this to our attention, Andy, but spare us the patronising lecture.