dd (8) told me the following story. It isn't directly about her. It may be true. It may be exageration (I doubt it's complete fabrication). what would you do?
basically a child who was being "a bit" naughty sat on the floor and refused to do what she had been told. the teacher shouted. the child stayed sitting. dd said "Mrs F grabbed her by the ankles and dragged her across the floor". Finding this a bit hard to believe I said "What?" dd repeated "she grabbed her by the ankles and started to drag her". I said "what happened next?". dd said "C shouted "get off". Then Mrs F went off in a mard and just ignored her and starting reading our story."
Apparently there were 2 other adults (TAs) in the classroom. I have heard Mrs F shout before and I do believe it's entirely possible she has a short fuse and a bit of a temper.
IF true this isn't acceptable is it? But should I do anything?
Can you collaborate the story with anyone else? When I was much younger I did a work placement at a school and was in a class of 6-7 yr olds when the teacher lost her rag with one of the kids and literally picked her up and threw her out of the class at the time I was too young and scared to say anything. Now of course I would be up in arms!!! Suppose what Im saying is it is possible......
I think I would probably speak to a couple of the other mums and see if they had been told the same story. If they had I would be extremely concerned. Do you know the mother of the child this happened to?