One of my students has behaved inappropriately for the past year. He has referred to me in derogatory ways, thrown scissors, kicked chairs and drawn vulgar images on his homework. But he is yet to be sanctioned. I have followed the school's protocol, ticked the right boxes, spoken to tutors, heads of year and parents, and still nothing has been done. It has escalated to the student drawing inappropriate pictures of me in the back of his textbook. I have been told he is going to write a letter saying sorry and will do litter picking. Surely this response is unacceptable? His behaviour is a personal attack on me in a sexualised way. However, I am told that, although he has admitted his actions, unless I can prove he did it recently there is little that can be done. The nature of the pictures has left me feeling very uncomfortable in his presence. But I am expected to continue teaching him, as though nothing has happened. My head of department is very supportive but can only do so much. Any advice on how to deal with this?
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