Advice please - bad teacher pre school dilemma

(6 Posts)
ozmum23 Fri 17-Jan-14 06:35:03

Dear All

To make a long story short, my DS2 is enrolled to attend pre school this year. I found out from the school that his teacher will be this awful teacher that my DS1 had way back in 2010 in year 1. This teacher was the opposite of caring and fair and good teacher.

This is my dilemma. That same teacher was demoted in 2012 and was no longer a class teacher. She became an occasional teacher. DH thinks that we should give her a chance. He thinks that she has possibly learnt her lesson and is possibly now a good and kind teacher. He thinks we should give her another chance.

My thinking is that a leopard doesn't change her spots! My feeling is to enrol DS2 in another pre school.

Btw, the school has a one term notice policy. This means that if DS2 doesn't attend term 1, we are still up for the fees.

FYI, we are not in the UK, thus the different school terms.

Thank you for reading this far!

Amy106 Sat 18-Jan-14 07:49:26

You need to feel confidence in your child's teacher and in their ability to create a happy and positive learning environment for your child. I would be looking for a new preschool placement in your position.

Ineedmorepatience Sat 18-Jan-14 21:34:54

I put my Dd3 into a different Preschool to where her sisters had been because of the teacher.

A similar situation, really nasty person who was taken out of the main school and dumped into the nursery which was in a portacabin so not even under supervision!!

No way my Dd3 was going in there sad

I would look elsewhere.

insancerre Mon 20-Jan-14 18:43:31

I am a pre-school teacher and I say go elsewhere.
Only people who have a genuine passion for young children should be working with them.
it takes more skill to keep a class full of 3 and 4 year olds happy than it does to teach a year 1 class. if she was not good at year 1 then I can't see how she can ne any good with younger children.

BackforGood Mon 20-Jan-14 18:53:31

How do you know she was 'demoted' ? confused

BreadRoll Wed 22-Jan-14 16:38:16

If she isn't a class teacher any more how much time will she actually be spending with your child? Could you ask that she not be allowed to be with them unsupervised?

I guess it depends how much time she'd be spending with your child and also whether you think she might be a threat to your child's wellbeing (i.e. a proper bully rather than a bit unenthusiastic).

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