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To red pen DD2's school newsletter, and post it back to them?

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SarahStrattonIsBackForJustABit Sat 27-Jul-13 10:49:39

Four A4 sides, last page has 11 spelling mistakes alone. I dare not check the other 3 pages, or I will have The Rage.

WIBU to correct it in red pen, and send it back to them?

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:37:45

grin you'll look like an arse

queenofthepirates Sat 27-Jul-13 19:40:19

Do it, I ALWAYS want to know if I've made a mistake so I can do better and don't look a twat.

SarahStrattonIsBackForJustABit Sat 27-Jul-13 19:40:47

I won't red pen it, I'm oh SO tempted, but it would be the height of arsiness.

I used to love the half termly menus that came home from one school. Bolognese featured heavily, and whoever typed it up used to spell it differently every time. To this day I am confused by the word, having seen so many variations of it.

thebody Sat 27-Jul-13 19:43:34

well you should have sent them to the local comp.

ours is 'outstanding' and the news letters are worthy of Jane Austen. 😄

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:44:26

Right with you the body...and ours is in colour...

SarahStrattonIsBackForJustABit Sat 27-Jul-13 19:49:57

Ours isn't outstanding, and she got into the school under her own steam, she's clever and driven, it would be wrong of me to deny her the opportunities she wants.

Ours was in colour too, it's a good, interesting newsletter, apart from the mistakes. I've not looked at the other 3 pages, I've no intention of correcting it at all, but it was tempting!

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:52:51

Not outstanding? My DD is clever and driven and goes to our brill comp (beat private schools don't you know) and I do not think I am denying her opportunities... Any way that another thread. Just saying ...

curlew Sat 27-Jul-13 19:58:41

Just follow the course of action so wisely set out by CaptainJamesTKirk several pages back (good thing she has a memorable name). That way the school gets the prod it needs to sharpen up its act and nobody looks, feels or acts like an arse. Simple.

thebody Sat 27-Jul-13 20:08:28

imnotmymum, yes.

op not having a pop but our local comps (2) are both Ofsted outstanding so yes we are lucky.

think some grammar schools are trading in past glories and parents aspirations and need to sort themselves out.

both me and dh went grammar and wouldn't dream of them for our kids as they have most defiantly passed their best now.( the local ones)

of course though it depends on where you live and we all do the best we can for our kids.

SarahStrattonIsBackForJustABit Sat 27-Jul-13 20:08:34

I moved here because the school she was at was failing. DD1 was doing A levels at the same school, she was struggling with a lack of basics like text books, teachers turning up, teachers bunging a DVD of Coast on for Geography lessons, and not setting work. She got EED for her first year exams, came up here, resat the year and got BBB. Simply because she was being taught well.

I know schools, and grammar and private schools in particular, can be an emotive subject, but I couldn't leave them at a school that was being put on special measures. It's their future that's affected, and I simply wanted to do the best for them.

beatback Sat 27-Jul-13 20:29:11

Sarah. I Think your DDs Head should say"FECE QUOD,FALIANT MELIORA POTENTES" regarding the spelling mistakes. I HAVE DONE MY BEST LET THOSE WHO CAN DO BETTER.

beatback Sat 27-Jul-13 20:30:58


mumandboys123 Sat 27-Jul-13 20:50:50

not red - it's too aggressive. Try green or my personal favourite is purple. I have also been known to mark in pink. Ho hum...

mumandboys123 Sat 27-Jul-13 20:51:54

sorry, should have written it more...'too aggressive' as that's not my personal opinion.

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