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winkywinkola Sun 30-Nov-14 08:20:25

should not be able to see my ds's exam results before me?

Or because she's now a teacher there, I should accept that she should have access?

Her ds is in the same classes as my ds.

She now has a job as a part time language teacher at the school.

All the children in Year 5 have just had exams. She has told another mother all the kids in that set have done badly in maths.

The reason they have had this conversation is because there are concerns about the maths teacher amongst the parents.

I'm just irritated that this parent knows my ds's exam results before I do, not least because it's not good news.

Aibu?

winkywinkola Sun 30-Nov-14 08:21:12

Her ds and my ds are in the same maths set at school.

Purpleflamingos Sun 30-Nov-14 08:24:46

I don't think its professional of teachers to share the results of other students to parents, whether there is a vested interest or not.

Also, I'm confused. Year 5 is primary and there are no seperate teachers for maths, languages, etc here. They have one teacher.

marcopront Sun 30-Nov-14 08:25:01

As someone who is a teacher at the school where my daughter although in a different section, I would say yes she should be able to see them, but she shouldn't comment on them.

Hakluyt Sun 30-Nov-14 08:25:03

The problem is not her seeing it, the problem is her broadcasting the information.

campingfilth Sun 30-Nov-14 08:25:22

I don't think she should have access to exam results and she certainly should not be spreading that news around. I am only a helper for a couple of hours a week and even I have been told that I am not allowed to discuss the children with other parents.

Its supposed to be confidential isn't it? So if those exam results have not been given to parents then she has broken confidentiality. If however, the other parents have said to her that their kids have all done badly in the exam then its just chatter isn't it.

marnia68 Sun 30-Nov-14 08:25:49

She should be able to see the results, but she certainly shouldn't be discussing it with other parents!!!
Are you actually sure she did though and it's not just someone shit stirring?

campingfilth Sun 30-Nov-14 08:25:58

AS in exam results that aren't in her subject.

marnia68 Sun 30-Nov-14 08:27:22

Oh sorry I misread.She made a comment generally that the set had done badly to another parent.I don't think that is a breach of confidentiality really

Littleturkish Sun 30-Nov-14 08:27:59

I'm not even sure that as a part time teacher of languages she had any particular reason to know, and she DEFINITELY cannot share that information around.

Sorry, but I would pass your concerns on. I would not be happy.

LuckyLopez Sun 30-Nov-14 08:29:49

Also, I'm confused. Year 5 is primary and there are no seperate teachers for maths, languages, etc here. They have one teacher.

I really find it odd when people assume every school is the same across the country/ies. Some areas don't even have primary schools!

Mostlyjustaluker Sun 30-Nov-14 08:30:55

I am a teacher. I would say it fine for teachers to dicuss classes and results with other teaches. We do it as a way to bounce ideas of each other and especially if we teach the same class and want to try out a range of strategies with one class to see what works for them.

The issue like hakluyt says it sharing that information outside of school. As a teacher and parent she needs to keep those two roles separate. As a teacher she knows the right and wrong ways to deal with a concern about a class her child is in and she has chosen the wrong way.

Mehitabel6 Sun 30-Nov-14 08:31:31

She should see them. She shouldn't discuss.
( if she didn't discuss you would not know whether she had seen them or not)

winkywinkola Sun 30-Nov-14 08:32:55

That's right Lucky. They have different teachers for all subjects.

She is a language teacher not a maths teacher.

Why should she know what my ds is doing in maths? He doesn't even have her for any classes. She teaches year 6 and 7.

I guess she didn't specifically talk about ds but the whole set.

diddl Sun 30-Nov-14 08:35:30

Might she just be repeating what she has been told?

Still not right, but she doesn't necessarily know all the individual results?

honeysucklejasmine Sun 30-Nov-14 08:37:02

She will be able to see all results, yes.

Did she say a vague "results were quite poor" or "OPs DC did badly"? I think these a quite different. Not that she should say either really.

honeysucklejasmine Sun 30-Nov-14 08:38:23

X post. Slightly less awful, but still something that should only be said, if at all, after results are published.

winkywinkola Sun 30-Nov-14 08:39:45

That's right Lucky. They have different teachers for all subjects.

She is a language teacher not a maths teacher.

Why should she know what my ds is doing in maths? He doesn't even have her for any classes. She teaches year 6 and 7.

I guess she didn't specifically talk about ds but the whole set.

listed Sun 30-Nov-14 08:40:49

It's extremely unprofessional of her to be sharing that information with parents.

I would complain.

That's the reason my school won't employ parents in any capacity.

winkywinkola Sun 30-Nov-14 08:40:55

Sorry. Repeat post.

winkywinkola Sun 30-Nov-14 08:43:00

But I still don't see why a language teacher of other years should be privy to the results of children in a completely different subject?

Especially if that teacher is also a parent.

Her text was that each child bar two have done badly in the exam.

Icimoi Sun 30-Nov-14 08:46:31

I don't really see the problem with teachers knowing the results in subjects they don't teach, to be honest. That has presumably been the situation all the time your child has been in that school, and you are only objecting because this one happens to be a parent - which is illogical. Broadcasting the results prematurely is another matter.

listed Sun 30-Nov-14 08:48:26

All the teachers will have access to all the exam results. Ours are all on the computer system, I'm just not interested enough to look at any except those directly relevant to me.

The problem is the breach of confidentiality

WhereTheWildlingsAre Sun 30-Nov-14 08:49:21

It's a little difficult to see where fault lays as you are reporting a conversation about a conversation. So what exactly was said is very unclear.

You sound over sensitive about a parent becoming a teacher and you need to be aware that data is shared between teachers generally.

However, if she is talking about specific results of students to other parents, that would be wrong and very unprofessional.

LIZS Sun 30-Nov-14 08:52:09

It may be that's he was given her dc result and asked for some context . She may not have seen the individual scores. You have to accept she may be privy to inside knowledge now (ie. if a teacher is going on ml , or who has passed 11+) but she should not be discussing this outside the staffroom.

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