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am i being too overprotective? son thinks teacher picks on him.

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nottoohappy Sat 19-Mar-05 12:05:24

ds has, since going back to school in sept really disliked his teacher (ds doesnt dislike anyone! loved his previous teachers and loves school) from what hes said ive thought she is pretty harsh on her class but put it down to them being in the "older kids" section of the school now. (hes 7). he told me the other night that his teacher told a group of them off for talking and said if their artwork wasnt good enough it would go in the bin and they would be kept in every playtime the next week. ds isnt naughty, he never has been but he does get distracted easily and has also had an occupational therapist for a couple of years now and extra help with schoolwork. am i being too overprotective thinking this was harsh? his teacher knows he has problems concentrating, she knows he isnt naughty. he was really upset that she might throw his work away. i suppose i was more annoyed due to the fact it was art which at that age isnt exactly the most important thing in school, but personally hes always very proud of his pictures. i dont think shes picking on him especially, think shes like this with all of them. i dont have any problem with her telling him off for talking btw, it was the bin thing. not really what he needs to hear when he has struggled so much with work in the past.

Twiglett Sat 19-Mar-05 12:08:26

no you are not

if its not good enough it goes in the bin that's a horrific thing to say .. maybe if they make no effort then it isn't going up on the wall but that's really bad

I would not however go in all guns blazing, I would ask for a meeting, tell her that you've noticed that DS doesn't seem too happy about school at the moment and what a change that is and ask how she thinks he's settling / doing

WideWebWitch Sat 19-Mar-05 12:09:23

Agree with Twiglett, it sounds like an unpleasant and inappropriate thing to say. ASk for a meeting, see what she says and take it from there.

soapbox Sat 19-Mar-05 12:18:07

Oh how unpleasant

Is it a one year intake or can you get him moved into the another class in teh same year?

I would go to school and clarify what happened and make it clear that you think its unacceptable if it happened the way that he described.

What about the other parents - any views from them. Could you speak to the head??

Hulababy Sun 20-Mar-05 10:30:24

No you are not. Telling children there work will go in the bin is a horrid thing to say to them

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