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Teacher quit and walked out

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Moonlitarsehole Wed 03-Feb-16 16:23:27

Nc'd to not out myself.

Ds informs me on the way home that his teacher walked out on his last class this afternoon.

Apparently she'd asked on numerous occasions for quiet, and threatened to not help with their coursework. Then said "fuck you lot, I quit", collected her bag and walked out.

I was like shock ds was vague and said he didn't want me to call the school, as they'd all had to make witness statements.

Anyway, dh is home today and asked ds if he'd been talking too (after I tell him what had happened) and really told ds off for being so disrespectful.

Ds is upstairs writing a letter of apology, not sure what the school's take is on it. Not even sure if she'll get it.

So aibu to think the teacher just lost their shit, which happens to us all?

Moonlitarsehole Wed 03-Feb-16 16:24:10

Forgot to add year 10 in all boy school, in case relevant.

FishOn Wed 03-Feb-16 16:25:44


god, haven't we all wanted to do that in our time..?!

KittyandTeal Wed 03-Feb-16 16:26:43

Yep,sounds like a teacher already close to the edge finally snapped.

When the pressures on I've had a similar feeling of wanting to say 'fuck the lot of you' mainly to staff but then I work with cute reception aged kids, they're the only good bit of my job

evilcherub Wed 03-Feb-16 16:27:00

Who'd want to be a teacher. You are badly paid and get treated like shit.

Soapmaker34 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:27:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 03-Feb-16 16:28:06

Y 10 boys! Yes I imagine she totally lost it.

Hope she is OK.

IoraRua Wed 03-Feb-16 16:28:26

Jesus, poor teacher.
Good on you for taking it seriously and making the young lad apologise.

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 03-Feb-16 16:29:50

Poor woman, sounds like she finally had had enough and snapped.

antimatter Wed 03-Feb-16 16:31:24

Poor teacher.
I hope she/he is OK.

I sometimes wished parents could see how their kids behave in the classroom.

ilove Wed 03-Feb-16 16:31:26

To be honest I am not surprised at all. I work as a cover supervisor in primary and secondary schools across Yorkshire, and sometimes it's bloody dreadful.

Y10 and 11 boys are invariably taller and bigger than me, and it can be really intimidating when they are determined to do what they want, and if the school has little backup and support for the teachers it's bloody scary on occasion.

Good on your DH for giving your son a bollocking, if only there were more parents like him. I hope it has made your boy think about what they (the class as a whole) have achieved today.

There are schools I refuse to return to as I am scared for my safety, the teacher who was stabbed last year at Dixons in Bradford replaced me when I refused to go back there because of the behaviour of the students and the absolute lack of support from the school on behaviour issues. I feel dreadfully guilty that he took over my day there, and ended up being stabbed. He'll never teach again I don't think. But I'd have had that same discussion with the same student about the mobile phone.

It's time there were proper consequences for behaviour such as the class showed to your sons teacher today, perhaps if there was discipline for the small stuff, the big stuff wouldn't happen. I hope the school comes down on them like a ton of bricks, and I hope that teacher is given the support and help she needs

Moonlitarsehole Wed 03-Feb-16 16:35:58

Thanks for the replies. Dh is going to call to make sure apology letter is handed in.

I'm annoyed with ds as he is the first to moan about disruptive lessons.

I hope the teacher is ok too.

ZedWoman Wed 03-Feb-16 16:36:07

I think any teacher in a state comprehensive school who says they have not felt like doing this is lying.

I cannot speak for primary teachers, as I've never taught in a primary school.

ilove Wed 03-Feb-16 16:37:16

In some primaries you still get told to fuck off and have abuse hurled at you, but the kids are smaller and a lot more scared of the head (usually)

Lemonski Wed 03-Feb-16 16:41:33

Poor teacher. Im not a teacher and only know one primary school teacher personally but judging what I have heard, read and seen in life and the media and online, I'm not shocked a teacher has reacted like this.

Most appear to be under a ridiculous amount of pressure and teenagers can certainly press buttons especially when there is a group of them.

Of course they should not have reacted like they did but I guess they just lost their shit big time. Hope the school support this teacher in getting back to work and in a better place stress wise.

Geraniumred Wed 03-Feb-16 16:42:50

Primary school teachers walk out too. Teachers can be bullied by pupils. Sounds like she snapped. I hope she takes good care of herself at home.

shazzarooney99 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:42:55

Teachers are only human, they can only take somuch, if she has an uncontrollable class shes probably been pushed to breaking point, there are so many children t#around that have rude vile attitudes and come from homes where they have no discipline, you couldnt pay me to do theyre job.

spanky2 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:43:03

Teaching is such a bad profession that the government are paying for adverts to get people to teach. That should explain how shit the job is.

80schild Wed 03-Feb-16 16:44:11

I don't blame the teacher either.

When I saw how some of my son's classmates behaved once I nearly fell off my chair. Sometimes it is the parent's fault for not disciplining but equally it can be the child has trouble concentrating in class.

ListObsessed Wed 03-Feb-16 16:44:28

Well done OP for being so understanding. I'm sure many won't be. That teacher must be at a very low point to behave like that.

TinklyLittleLaugh Wed 03-Feb-16 16:44:49

Well done to your DH though, I hope your DS is having a good think about this.

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Feb-16 16:44:51

Oh no, that poor teacher. Hard to know what to do really.

SaucyJack Wed 03-Feb-16 16:45:11

I'm sure they'll be consequences for the teacher involved for her own admittedly unprofessional behaviour, but complete and utter respect to you and your DH for making your son write a letter of apology instead of running to your local paper to do a sadface article.

SparklesandBangs Wed 03-Feb-16 16:47:04

I'm not a teacher but have recently had experience of a boys school and a lot of experience of girls schools. I am sure the teacher was at breaking point and I struggled living with 1 Y10 DC not sure I could have kept my cool with a whole class of them.
I am sure that Fuck You was an appropriate way to quit in this instance.
I hope other parents follow your lead and that the boys who drove the teacher over the edge are spoken to.

TubbyTabby Wed 03-Feb-16 16:47:13

I don't blame the teacher.

why would anyone teach in the UK?

there's a sizeable portion of students both male and female today across the UK who conduct themselves like ignorant fucking pigs inside the classroom.

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