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Teacher’s got our surname wrong

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NewSchoolNewName Fri 15-Mar-19 01:27:59

DC have just started a new school.

They’ve had their first reading books sent home today with reading record books.

DC1’s reading record has the wrong surname written in it. As in a completely different first syllable. I’m not sure what’s happened there as we filled out all the forms with the surname spelt correctly, and DC1 is 7, and old enough to know his surname.

WIBU to bring it up? I don’t want to get off on the wrong foot with DC1’s new teacher, but at the same time it’s surely a fairly important thing to get right?

viques Sat 16-Mar-19 17:38:44

If the label is handwritten then stick another label over it with the correct spelling and write a post it inside .

If it printed then it has been entered wrongly on the computer, either by the teacher or more likely by the person inputting data in the office. Easily done but it means most if not all your child's records will have the incorrect spelling. I would drop a note into the office and also tell the class teacher or TA so things can be changed. Helpful to write down the correct spelling very clearly for them so the changes will be right. It's not a major problem to rectify.

NicoAndTheNiners Sat 16-Mar-19 17:27:11

I think if you didn't correct it and allowed your dc to go through school with a different surname then when it does come to light the teacher will think you're very odd for not pointing it out. Unless you think it's just wrong on the reading book and correct everywhere else.....? In which case I'd just change it myself.

ElizabethMainwaring Sat 16-Mar-19 16:51:35

Cock, no not really.
There was only one syllable that was wrong.

Cockadoodledooo Sat 16-Mar-19 12:54:09

Maybe your dc picked up someone else's book?

TheClaifeCrier Fri 15-Mar-19 21:55:07

I had this. Two different but both equally common spellings of our surname. Teacher used the other one on books despite all forms etc having correct one.

Me via message to teacher: Hi, just wanted to let you know our surname is spelt xxx and I've noticed you've spelt it yyy. Thanks!

Her: Sorry about that, I'll make sure everything is corrected.

Really a total non issue.

EmmaC78 Fri 15-Mar-19 21:49:43

I agree with KidLorne. It would be bad form to mention this so just change your child's name by deed poll smile

gamerwidow Fri 15-Mar-19 21:48:30

Just politely correct them, they won't mind. They don't want to get the name wrong either.

MrsLJ2014 Fri 15-Mar-19 21:46:17

I am a teacher and I make mistakes. Just stick a post it on the reading record with the correct spelling and the teacher will correct it.

BeautyWasTheBeast Fri 15-Mar-19 21:45:56

Just mention it to the teacher....I had to do it on dd's settling in for school nursery as they'd spelt her name wrong on her peg, I also got a letter addressed to the wrong spelling.
I told the teacher who changed all her classroom things straight away.
Turned out someone in the office had inputted a letter wrong when copying from paper form into the computer.
Noone did it maliciously, nor were they angry that I pointed it out. It was a simple mistake.

Bobbycat121 Fri 15-Mar-19 21:03:56

get a grip

LadyOfTheFlowers Fri 15-Mar-19 21:01:53

(Our books have printed labels and any correction stands out a mile off - we notice and get a new label printed, stick over the top, sorted)

LadyOfTheFlowers Fri 15-Mar-19 21:00:49

Correct it.
Teacher will notice the correction instantly and get it sorted.

Bamchic Fri 15-Mar-19 20:56:35

Just send a note in. Honestly I was mortified when I had called a girl called Maria Ecclestone, Maria Edmonton for my whole PGCE. Wish her mum had told me!

Ohyesiam Fri 15-Mar-19 20:54:38

unreasonably demanding nightmare of a parent
Because they got your name wrong?
I live with a teacher, they do 60 hour weeks.
Trust me s/he will barely register it other than to correct it.

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Fri 15-Mar-19 20:51:02

Its everyone else thats makimg a mountin out of a mole hill tuat indeed is what op is trying not to do

ArmchairTraveller Fri 15-Mar-19 08:55:51

Do you really think teachers are as delicate and easily offended as many parents? They aren’t, and this is a perfectly reasonable point that needs to be made as early as possible. The teacher will want to check book labels and records are all correct too.

KidLorneRoll Fri 15-Mar-19 08:46:07

Just change your surname to match. That's clearly the easiest thing to do.

LegitimateShite Fri 15-Mar-19 07:42:02

Why would the teacher have a problem with you mentioning it? It’s not like you’re being overly demanding to politely draw her attention to an incorrect name! It’s either that or let your child be known by a different name just in case correcting it somehow inexplicably causes offence.

LiGlitterBug Fri 15-Mar-19 07:33:53

I’ve had the issue from the teacher end. Had a child whose surname was totally different on my class list (e.g down as Stephenson and she was actually Anderson). The parents had filled it all in correctly, but it had been done wrong on the county council end and so all our ‘official’ records were incorrect. (Annoyingly it happens a lot more than we’d expect!)
I was not upset with the Mum when she (politely and rightly) mentioned it. I was apologetic and got it sorted straight away with the school office.

TeenTimesTwo Fri 15-Mar-19 06:09:45

OP. As they've just started I would actually also double check at the school office that the name has been transcribed correctly onto the main database. It's a 1 minute thing for the staff to check.

caughtinanet Fri 15-Mar-19 06:08:33

There's considerate and there's making a mountain out of a molehill, obviously the teacher has made a mistake, obviously you politely point it out or correct it yourself.

BlackCatSleeping Fri 15-Mar-19 06:06:45

Yes, she's being considerate but it's such a small thing. Most people would just mention it casually the next day at drop-off without even thinking twice about it.

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Fri 15-Mar-19 05:46:23

I actually think the op is trying to be considerate.

The op is worried becasuse she doesn't want to cause the teacher trouble and understands that teachers make mistakes therefore doesn't want to make a fuss over what so many of you have called a non issue. But her childs name is wrong and shes asking how she can go about correcting it without seeming like she's mithering the teacher, making the teacher feel bad for what is obviously a genuine mistake .

CurlyWurlyTwirly Fri 15-Mar-19 05:11:01

Why is everyone giving the OP such a hard time?
I know you’re all up in the middle of the nigh5 but there’s no need to vent at the OP.
People post anything on here. Leave her be.

paisho Fri 15-Mar-19 04:27:32

OP do you generally worry about every small thing? I just find it baffling that you're here fretting about such a non-issue, that's all.

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