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sprinklesofweirdness Wed 29-Mar-17 20:46:50

In September I started working with Year 6's as a TA, once a week. Now don't get me wrong sometimes children don't listen and don't follow instructions and could mess up the rest of the lessons plans. But the way teachers (and TA's) sometimes scream and shout is unnecessary, I can see when a child just wants to do right and in my eyes like a teacher's pet but when they do something "wrong" (and most of the time it's not), the teachers absolutely flip for no reason!

Now I appreciate everything teachers do, through the stress and time-strain and children can be difficult but, I view a career should be something you love to do. You wouldn't want someone who's taking your blood to be careless.

Athome77 Wed 29-Mar-17 21:06:06

I think they probably do live it at the start, just get worn down and knackered.

Emphasise Wed 29-Mar-17 21:13:34

That's nothing I recognise from my work in three different primary schools. Very very rarely a teacher "loses it" but behaviour like that is certainly not the norm.

sprinklesofweirdness Wed 29-Mar-17 22:17:23

Athome But sometimes that's not the children's fault that life happens

Emphasise Not always, but when I do see it, it's for the wrong reasons

Scabetty Thu 30-Mar-17 17:33:32

You are in there once a week? Unless you are there everyday you don't know the children as well as you think. My school has a no shouting policy so can't comment on the regularity of staff losing it but repeating instructions ad nauseum is soul destroying and teaching staff are human. If you have concerns speak to the SLT. Are children terrified?

sprinklesofweirdness Thu 30-Mar-17 20:44:29

Scabetty they are most of the time, like they are prepared for the worst. I know exactly how nauseating it can be, but not to the extent you do this

BackforGood Fri 31-Mar-17 16:55:57

Obviously I don't know this teacher, but I've worked with a LOT of teachers over 30 yrs, in many different schools, and it really is not usual to behave as you describe, so you saying "teachers do this" seems a bit of a stretch to me.

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