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to wince at 'her grammar and English is atrocious'

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CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 19:42:57

And to think this invalidates the entire point?

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 19:43:17

Ay, I forgot my own question mark!

Stealthpolarbear Sun 28-Jun-15 19:44:02

Yanbu but who said it

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 19:44:45

Prepare yourself.

It was a TEACHER.

CocktailQueen Sun 28-Jun-15 19:45:32

Ah, but maybe they is. And then the teacher would be accurate grin

hiddenhome Sun 28-Jun-15 19:46:18

A teacher? Never!

Ha, ha, teachers ain't what they used to be grin

hiddenhome Sun 28-Jun-15 19:47:19

at least the teacher didn't write 'grammer' grin

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 19:47:49

It was said out loud grin

ShimmeringCobalt Sun 28-Jun-15 19:51:54

Who is 'her?'

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 19:55:36

She was referring to a student teacher.

tethersend Sun 28-Jun-15 20:01:24

I received a work email the other day which was practically incoherent- the sender's job title? Learning Champion grin

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 20:11:00

Learning Champion?

<disgusted face>

I know a 21 year old graduate in Eng. Lit. who has been taken on as a Learning Advisor for all the primary teachers in the LA... could they not even get a BEd?!

PushAPushPop Sun 28-Jun-15 20:20:45

Would a BEd be better, necessarily? Especially if teachers can't even speak properly (as per your AIBU title)?

I have met some thick teachers in my time, but some very intelligent "mortals".

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 20:24:09

You need to have some experience of running a classroom to advise people on running theirs.

NowIfeelAwkward Sun 28-Jun-15 20:24:35

Can someone please explain what's wrong with the statement? blush blush blush

Euphemia Sun 28-Jun-15 20:25:36

My headteacher says "What we done at my old school is ..." and "I seen him doing it." Drives me bonkers. I'd like to see her teaching grammar one day ...

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 20:28:02

Grammar and English are two different things, so you have to use the plural.

'Her grammar and English are atrocious,' is correct.

A head teacher? Grrrrr!

PushAPushPop Sun 28-Jun-15 20:29:33

And a teacher needs some experience of grammatical conventions before advising others on theirs.

I bet the English graduate could show the teachers a thing or two, regardless of classroom experience.

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 20:31:24

Let's agree to disagree.

bamboostalks Sun 28-Jun-15 20:32:32

Oh what a load of crap pop. Loads of primary teachers are English graduates, the idea of a 21 year old graduate advising them on how to teach is ludicrous.

mrspremise Mon 29-Jun-15 21:39:01

Last week, I received a message from the headteacher at my DC's school informing all the parents that "your welcome to look round [the book fair]". There is no hope...confused

CocktailQueen Fri 03-Jul-15 00:53:28

God, mrsp, that would have infuriated me too. I have to sit on my hands not to red pen the school newsletter every week.....

Dawndonnaagain Fri 03-Jul-15 06:55:12

I have to sit on my hands not to red pen the school newsletter every week.....
I still send mine back to the head, with corrections clearly marked. They are improving!

cariadlet Fri 03-Jul-15 07:16:09

I led a staff training session once. It was about phonics and grammar, and I said to staff how important it was that we modelled correct grammar when talking to children. That was aimed at the Deputy Head and another member of the SMT who were always saying "What was you...." etc. I don't suppose they realised that I was talking about them.

Muddymits Fri 03-Jul-15 07:28:16

My eldest received a report largely generated by statement banks. The section that was written by his teacher was repetitive, ungrammatical and read like a child's first attempt.

Despite this she has given my child a really thorough grounding in grammar and has supported him in becoming a much better writer- go figure! Maybe she wrote the reports drunk

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