Nosey parents! How to handle re: results!!(50 Posts)
Just had a text from a Mum of a boy in Y6 who has not spoken or seem me in ages which reads :-
'Had ... had his results yet??'
My DS is in Y6 with her DS. I am going to ignore the text. It has pissed me right off because what business is it of hers? I am gobsmacked at the rude, noseyness of her. I am dreading the end of term playground and results chatter, it's private and personal and not for public consumption. I think they get their reports/results on Tuesday.
Give me some things to say that tell people to fuck off and mind your own business ina polite way please.
Not had any nosy parents at all, for either Y1 or Y4 dds.
Y1 dd, OTOH, has a friend who never stops asking what grade/level dd is on, from writing to swimming to piano lessons
I've had to work hard to keep dd's self-confidence up at times!
I have two children who are probably dyslexic (seeing an EP in Oct) and I am always vague about their results (Yr5 and Yr1). I don't give out results and just go with the "it was what we expected" or "I was pleased with the amount of work he put in".
DS1 won the progress prize this year for his class and I was so pleased I nearly cried because I have seen how hard he works to get his results.
Forma - my son was above the class average in subjects without any extra time or support and below in others just because he can't read the questions quickly enough and write down the answers in the time given.
I suspect with an EP's report and reasonable adjustments he will show what he is really capable of. I'm just delighted that his teachers were a lot less judgmental than you.
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thePIE that's why I always give my DS writing result. Get all the sympathetic looks, words of encouragement about catching up and summer borns. I don't make it up but it's funny to watch people trip over finding something nice to say over bad levels!
They usually then ask his maths level to do the 'oh not all children are academic speech over again!'
I'm happy to give it - again the truth - they soon change the subject.
I should probably be upset as it seems like people use my DS as a comparison because they think he's the boy that will make any other child look clever (suspected asd and his writing as observed at class topic days is clearly miles behind his peers). What people seem to look past is that he's like s little professor to talk too and very knowledgable and I wouldn't be surprised if he went into engineering or something with the ideas and designs he comes up with now.
Well done your DS - a prime example if never judging a book by its cover. for him
My son is dyslexic and had a scribe for SATS / GCSE's / A Levels. He has just finished Uni with a first. When he was younger and people used to ask for his scores, i would make them up ! (either really high or really low - just to see their expressions).
I dunno... if she just wanted to know when the results came out, wouldn't she have asked one of her friends, not OP who she hasn't spoken to for ages?!
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Should say able mathematician. Poor sod isn't generally able!
I had this too - with my friend. Her dd is slightly above average in all areas so did well. (Our dcs are year 4 and go to different school).
My DS is a poor writer, on sen register, SA and IEP and been referred to camhs.
She told me how proud she was of her dd results, and what they were. She asked me Friday if I was eased with DS. Told her his results for writing as made a sublevel!!! Listened to the talk from her about how he'll hopefully catch up, he's a summer born (late aug) etc. then she said 'didn't he get a level for maths' oh yes I reply and give it.
Suddenly her DD's school must hold back results because its primary (he's junior).
Sigh - don't understand why some people can't accept children have different abilities and my summer born DS us a very able. The boys gotta have something I agree with others that people seem to hate the SN children doing well.
I agree though that text does sound very much like she'd expected results home by now abc just checking they haven't been sent.
DD1 is in Y9, and one of her friends got extra time in the tests, because she is dyslexic.
Another girl in the class was saying how unfair this was, until DD1's friend said, "Do you want me to take my glasses off as well?"
I know someone who will only ever call/text/email when she either wants information or has information to impart. I wouldn't mind but the information she wants to share is always about her dcs and her latest school dilemma (which is never interesting to anyone but her). Mostly I ignore.
Like other posters have said, 'he did fine' should shut most people up from probing further. I don't think it's that unnatural being interested in how other kids in your DC's year did, though I would never raise the topic with anyone I wasn't close friends with. Trawling through the playground picking out the parents of the dyslexic kids to patronise is really rude.
I had a weird conversation other day.
Saw a lady whose many Dc used to attend same school as my kids, seems her DD will be at secondary with mine (fine).
2 of her DC & my DD were present, and the woman starts asking me about my kids (catchup, fine).
But then "Are they bright? What about her, is she bright?" It was almost pushy. I felt like I was supposed to ask back the same sorts of questions about her kids & it was just I dunno, intrusive. And just wrong with our children present as though we were holding them up for comparison like nice blouses or something.
The question was have you had them, not what were they, wasn't it?
I don't understand. Surely the answer to that question is either yes we have or no we havent.
She is probably being nosey.
My dd received her results on Thursday and I have had numerous parents approach me and ask how she has done.
My reply is always the same 'fine'. Some have actually asked what her levels were. I always tell them that my dd does not want anyone to know.
I have never asked a parent about their dcs reading levels,
exam marks etc. It is none of my business.
If there are any mumsnetters who are doing this, please refrain from doing so, as you just come across as being nosey.
I would just think she is wondering if they are out yet in case her child has 'mislaid' them.
Just go and take a look at reception children report thread!
If they're not out until Tuesday, then I would assume that she's genuinely wanting to check that she hasn't had them yet.
But remember when people tell results they don't have to tell the truth.
After dd's ks1 sats one mother told me how her dd had looked at her report and burst into tears because she thought 3 was the bottom and so she thought she'd done dreadfully in everything...
Unbeknown to her I had had a conversation with a teacher where they had mentioned (for good reason) that none of that form had got all level 3s that year.
Never worked out why she came especially over to tell me that. I didn't say anything about dd's levels.
i even get people asking what reaeding level dd is on, in year one
whats up with these idiots
That will teach me not to read past the initial nosy bitch comments.
I have loads of fellow Yr6 mothers as FB friends and we have all managed to be very diplomatically quiet over the last few days - there hasn't been a peep out of any of us on the subject . Makes me like them even more.
But I did enjoy the mother outside the school gates saying loudly (as Jocasta opened the envelope of fear) "but Jocasta, what does two Level 6s mean?". I know she knew damn well what it meant.
Forma, I can read at least 4 posts saying that it could simply be that she's trying to work out whether the results are out yet...?
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(Just figuring out I have almost no one on my FB with a child currently in y6)
Other threads were teachers saying that the marking was terrible (lots of mistakes), some schools must be appealing, I imagine.
Oh we've got a mum like this in our playground - doesn't speak to you for years
thank god then its beeline time when any results come out.
Her dd is in my ds's class and what's hilarious is she uses my ds as some sort of benchmark, 'as long as you're doing as well as Von, you're ok' er, no love, he was 'quite bright' in infants, decidedly average now
I always use the 'oh, we're VERY proud' and you see her seething thinking he must be some brain of Britain.
Don't go into playground at all anymore - he either walks or we wait in the car in a particular place if weather's bad, can't you do that, op? Sorted. Don't even have to see/speak to these people. Ignore texts. Idiots. What are they going to fill their time with in high school?
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