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Dreading next term

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MrsSnape Wed 13-Aug-08 21:55:10

I've posted before about my 7 year old son. He's a real handful at school, class clown, loud, rude, silly...Its not just him though, he's in a 'gang' of about 5 boys who do what they can to wind everyone else up and disrupt the class basically. (Before anyone says it, I AM dealing with his behaviour).

Last year he had 2 of this group in his class so whilst he did have to be seperated from the other two boys, it wasn't as if the 5 of them were all together all day.

Next term however, the lot of them are in the same class. Its an absolute nightmare of a mixture because they all feed off each other and show off and try and outdo each other and DS will be with the other 'ring-leader' and I just dread to think what is going to happen.

Has anyone experienced similar or have any words of advice? he parents of the other boys just laugh at the situation, I'm one of the only ones that take it seriously. (and it is serious, I've had letters home and everything).

Seuss Wed 13-Aug-08 22:03:17

That's not helpful of the other parents is it! Can the school help you get the other parents on side? I'd make it as clear as possible to the school and your son that you don't think it's amusing and are working with them(the school). (sorry not that helpful but shock at other parents!)

It seems a bit wierd to put them all in the same class - unless that is some kind of strategy to deal with them?

HonoriaGlossop Wed 13-Aug-08 22:16:32

I agree with Seuss - the teachers surely would have had the opportunity to 'balance' the class a bit; this is what we're told happens at ds' school - kids who need to be seperated have been seperated for next year.

Maybe the teachers don't see it as such a problem any more?

I think the first thing I would do personally would be to stick a note in to the teacher to say that you are dismayed that this group have been placed back together - you are concerned they are being set up to fail.

And don't take the weight of the world on your shoulders; you can't deal with what happens at school...the teacher has to do that because they are THERE!

Seuss Wed 13-Aug-08 22:39:44

Agree! Make it clear you have reservations - and then if they do have some kind of grand-plan perhaps they will let you in on it! Seperate yourself from the parents who don't seem to care. Basically do all you can to sort your ds out, but the school has a part to play too. Don't let them drag you into school every five minutes - if they put the five of them in the same class they should expect trouble!

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