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To ask has anybody been taught by their elder teacher sister at school , and what was it like !

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sandyholme Thu 25-Aug-16 16:50:46

A bit of a light hearted thread brought on by the fact that DD2 (YR9) is dreading the fact that DD1 (YR13) is 'Deputy head girl' this coming year .

DD2 is 'dreading' being reported for bad 'behaviour' or worse suffering a dressing down from her sister in front of her friends !

Rather meanly i 'laughed' and told DD2 she needs to be on her best behaviour then!

This also brings back memories for my sister , who was in mums English class and kept getting singled out by her for 'Detention' . Mum also insisted Sister call her Mrs Holme when she addressed her in class.

Other than 'Tw**' how would you address you sister if she was teaching you Maths at 15 !

OurLass Thu 25-Aug-16 16:55:17

So dd1 will be teaching a class?

acasualobserver Thu 25-Aug-16 17:00:26

Must be able to offer a shortage subject!

purplefox Thu 25-Aug-16 17:00:51

DD1 isn't a teacher.

EarthboundMisfit Thu 25-Aug-16 17:05:15

My A Level English class was taught by the older sister of one of the pupils. There were only 8 to a class and it was laid back, she just called her sister by her first name.

OrangeSquashTallGlass Thu 25-Aug-16 17:16:11


amy85 Thu 25-Aug-16 17:21:11

I don't get it...if shes deputy headgirl why would she be teaching a class?

ThoraGruntwhistle Thu 25-Aug-16 17:25:50

Do you mean that she is in a sort of leadership position in school, rather than a 'teacher'? Prefects and head girls etc aren't at the same level of responsibility as teaching staff and she won't get on very well if she acts like is. Has your DD1 been told she's allowed to shout at younger pupils?

sandyholme Thu 25-Aug-16 17:28:33

DD1 is not teaching any class though she did get 3 As at AS Level so perhaps she could !

The fact that DD2 IS 'HORRIFIED' that DD1 is her 'superior' and can basically 'BOLLOCK' her brought back my sisters woe of being in Mums class.

I then thought how bad would it be to have to call you sister/brother 'Miss or Sir' at school ....

Hassled Thu 25-Aug-16 17:29:21

My mother taught me for a while. She was strict and unpopular and it was hideous (she was lovely - that was just her teaching persona. She took no shit).
But if the school has Year 13s teaching Year 9s then that seems weird and wrong.

Motherfuckers Thu 25-Aug-16 17:32:19

Teachers have more than 3 As at AS level.

sandyholme Thu 25-Aug-16 17:33:27

DD 1 is teaching nobody !

The thread was trying ask what would it be like being taught by a sister and relating it back to the fact of being an 'underling' in a family.

HostaFireandIce Thu 25-Aug-16 17:35:29

But why? This is just a stealth boast, isn't it?

manicinsomniac Thu 25-Aug-16 17:38:46

Not school exactly but my oldest daughter (13) is going to stage school this Sept so is eligible to be a 'teaching assistant' at our dance studio for the baby ballet classes which my youngest daughter (2) will be joining in September. It gives us a lot of money off the bill there so I don't really care what my 2 year old thinks of the idea!! grin

I teach/have taught/will teach my own kids and it's fine, mostly.

Stevefromstevenage Thu 25-Aug-16 17:38:52

I have a family of teachers. In my mother's family they all had their dad teaching them and this continued to the next generation. I have taught students (adults) I was really good friends with as a teen.

From the reports family teaching family is pretty much overwhelmingly negative. In all cases the parent was referred to as Mrs/Mr Surname so that is completely usual.

Well done for getting your DDs AS results in btw very subtle and impressive

sandyholme Thu 25-Aug-16 17:39:59

Mother. I am well aware teachers need more than 3 AS levels .

Though no doubt it will be all you need if they allow 18 year old's to become teaching apprenticeships !.

The latest 'crazy' idea ....

FATEdestiny Thu 25-Aug-16 17:45:21

Is this just a stealth boat about you're eldest? Well done on her Deputy Head Girl position and we'll done for her excellent AS results. You may be proud of her, I am sure I would be. grin

The fact that she did well and also has a sibling at school... erm ... err.... Not really sure what you are after?!

Loads of young siblings followed accomplished older siblings in school. Hundreds and thousands of them. I really can't thing what you want here. Except 'well done DD1'.

sandyholme Thu 25-Aug-16 17:45:56

Only a bit of fun Steve !

I am proud of her achieving such good grades though .

Only you and maniac seem to have understood the thread.

Rosae Thu 25-Aug-16 17:46:47

My sister was a prefect at our school when I was in yr8. She had an agreement that if she saw an issue with me that she would report to a teacher rather than deal with it directly as it was inappropriate for one sister to ' tell off' another. My dad also worked in my school but as an instrumental teacher so was in and out but very well known due to his larger than life personality. But most students didn't know he was my dad till the year I left as he treated me the same as other students and I called him Mr... as with the other teachers.

sandyholme Thu 25-Aug-16 17:50:38

Thanks Rosae. I am sure DD1 will do the same though it was 'funny' watching DD2s face when no 1 told her !

TheAntiBoop Thu 25-Aug-16 17:52:39

If I were dd2 I would be reminding dd1 of what abuse of power is.

Ime children of teachers always call them by their teaching name. It would be odd to bring the familial relationship into the classroom. A teacher should be able to put in some distance. If a disproportionate amount of detentions were being handed out was it because teacher was over compensating or child was behaving badly because they felt entitled to?

PotteringAlong Thu 25-Aug-16 17:55:24

My dad taught in my school. I called him "mr along" during school time. Why would you not? It wasn't weird; it was just the way it was.

JudyCoolibar Thu 25-Aug-16 17:56:38

DH and his sisters were taught by his mother in primary school. They still complain that she was much stricter with them than the other kids.

LikeDylanInTheMovies Thu 25-Aug-16 18:06:08

A bit of a light hearted thread brought on by the fact that DD2 (YR9) is dreading the fact that DD1 (YR13) is 'Deputy head girl' this coming year

DD2 is 'dreading' being reported for bad 'behaviour' or worse suffering a dressing down from her sister in front of her friends !

Where do your kids go to school? Harrow in the 1890s? Sounds bloody archaic!

Does the Head and Deputy head boy/girl just act as a teacher's nark?/Low-level enforcer?

If they'd tried that system at my old school and older pupils tried to give the younger ones a bollocking they'd find themselves told to roundly fuck off. Also if the head boy/girl were constantly grassing people up for minor infractions, they'd have found few friends amongst their peers either.

sandyholme Thu 25-Aug-16 18:07:10

Anti. You are quite right my sister (2 years younger) felt that Mum would only give her a B grade when other pupils got A grades for the same standard.

Mum would say to sister that she 'expected ' her to be better than the other girls but i think the marking was over compensating the mother/daughter relationship!

My sister though got stick from both 'barrels' from mother and other pupils. The other girls would use my 'educational' difficulties at the 'modern' school to bully my sister and also to try and demean mum.

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