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to think if school starts at 9am, you shouldn't have to go in early to finish some work off?

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kim147 Wed 07-Jan-15 10:33:01

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formerbabe Wed 07-Jan-15 10:35:46

What's the issue?

Medoc Wed 07-Jan-15 10:38:13

Would you rather he stayed in at break and lunch or remained after school to catch up?

kim147 Wed 07-Jan-15 10:41:18

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harryhausen Wed 07-Jan-15 10:41:20

I don't get the problem either.

The teacher hasn't demanded he come in. It's just been a suggestion that IF he's in early he could use the time productively to finish off some work.

chocogirl77 Wed 07-Jan-15 10:41:55

How old is your son and what is the unfinished work for?

formerbabe Wed 07-Jan-15 10:43:08

Yes but you said in your op that the teacher said he didn't have to but if he was there early he could come in to finish it.

I can't see the problem at all.

kim147 Wed 07-Jan-15 10:43:12

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harryhausen Wed 07-Jan-15 10:43:12

Would you prefer he finished it off at as homework?

kim147 Wed 07-Jan-15 10:44:59

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GotToBeInItToWinIt Wed 07-Jan-15 10:45:05

Depends how old he is TBH. I remember when I was doing Art GCSE I regularly had to go in early/leave late/use break and lunchtimes to get coursework done (so 14-16). I didn't have to do it but would have got a worse grade if I didn't, so I chose to do it. However if he is younger than 14 id say it's probably not necessary.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Wed 07-Jan-15 10:45:40

Ah just seen your update. I think 9 is too young to do class work outside of class.

formerbabe Wed 07-Jan-15 10:45:50

What a very strange attitude towards education. I am baffled.

Hillingdon Wed 07-Jan-15 10:46:57

I do wonder why some people become so outraged when something so small comes up. Your DS didnt complete his work, you are trying to blame the school for this, just get it done IMHO and move on.

And all of us with school age children know what its like to get a child ready in the morning

harryhausen Wed 07-Jan-15 10:46:58

Didn't you say he was off for a few days before Xmas? Maybe the rest of the class had the opportunity to finish it in class then but unfortunately for your ds they've moved on in class now?

ThereIsACarInTheKitchen Wed 07-Jan-15 10:47:23

Eh, struggling to see what the big deal is?

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Wed 07-Jan-15 10:47:23

She just said 'if'...really there isn't an issue.

Icimoi Wed 07-Jan-15 10:48:00

Sorry, as your son gets older you and he are going to have to get used to the concept that work that isn't done in class may well need to be finished in his own time. And how do you know he was doing his best to finish it in class time?

I really don't understand your complaint anyway: it was just a suggestion by the teacher, she isn't saying your son has to do it.

GratefulHead Wed 07-Jan-15 10:48:35

Bloody hell, teachers really can't win can they?
YABU, the teacher hasn't demanded it and simply made a suggestion for your DS " ^ if he wants to^.

what IS your problem? You are finding fault where there is none....and having a dig about the week before Xmas and video watching too.

Get a grip

ThereIsACarInTheKitchen Wed 07-Jan-15 10:48:36

X post. Just seen he was 9. I thought he was secondary age from your OP. I guess it does seem a bit much at that age...were you expected to take him in?

TheOriginalSteamingNit Wed 07-Jan-15 10:49:44

But if you don't get it finished, where's the time going to come from? It's always going to be at the price of something, isn't it?

I'm not seeing the problem here - though I would if he was ordered to come in early - even in your own words, all the teacher has said if if he's there early, he can come in and finish up the work. I think it's ok, personally.

kim147 Wed 07-Jan-15 10:50:21

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kim147 Wed 07-Jan-15 10:51:25

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GratefulHead Wed 07-Jan-15 10:52:10

and....your point is what?

She hasn't demanded it, only suggested it IF HE WANTS TO.

If he doesn't want to that's fine.

You used to be a class teacher and are picking holes in this one. ..the mind boggles.

formerbabe Wed 07-Jan-15 10:52:48

The world is not going to collapse around him because a piece of work is not finished.

The world will also not collapse around him if he finishes it.

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