I've just sat and watched the final street jazz lesson at DD's primary school. She's been having group lessons every week for the past couple of years and seems to really enjoy it.
The dance teacher (who we pay £30) a term to, is a qualified dancer/model/actress who takes the lessons herself. She must be CRB checked and there is no teacher there during the lesson; just the teacher.The girls are yrs 3/4.
Having just got home, I thought nI'd google to see if she had a website and she has. It has pages detailing her quals/history/school she teaches in etc.
Then on the acting page, she has a mini video of herself acting. In it, she swears (bloody, stupid bitch) and then opens her bag and takes out a packet of coaine and snorts it in the street).
I was livid (perhaps a bit over the top) but luckily dd wasn't sat watching it with me. I wondered if I was overreacting but I don't think I was.
I just think why would she put that sort of content on her website knowing that the kids she teaches or their parents might look at her website.
Didn't want to put this in AIBU as I've had enough of being slated and it's obviously primary school related..
She is probably a working actor who wants agents and casting directors to see her work. Teaching primary school children is probably a relatively small part of her work. (Though being regular, probably a large part of her income!)
At primary school age I would not expect my children to be looking at any website that had not been pre-vetted in some way. So they would not see her website, anyway.
So TBH whether I approve or disapprove of her choice of demo piece, I don't think it is inappropriate.
I'm not sure, to be honest. I have held management positions in primary schools where there have been instructors coming in and delivering sessions to pupils after school, but if this cropped up I would have to seek further advice.
I know that there was a situation where there were complaints about a secondary teacher who also had website with pictures of herself in fetish type clothing, but I can't remember the outcome.
It could be argued that she had not made pupils aware of the existence of the website, does not have QTS therefore is not bound by the professional code of conduct and therefore the website relates to her acting work rather than her education work.
Also, if the sessions are taking place after school then they are probably a private arrangement between you and the dance instructor - but provided on school premises for the convenience of parents. Or do you pay via the school office?
If she has chosen to work with children on a regular basis and the video is in the public domain, I would see this as unacceptable. Not that a Yr3/4 would (hopefully) know what she's doing, but I wouldn't be happy with her promoting anything that might be seen to be condoning it (just in case).
YANBU and she iss very naieve to have that on a publi search. My DH is an actor and we had a hairy moment recently when the school gossip googled him, found an excerpt from a movie he did 10 years ago(before we met or had children) which had similar content.
He made it private straight away. He doesn't teach at DDs school but he doesn't want her friends seeing it!