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should I go to the head about this?

(52 Posts)
colharbour Wed 13-Jul-11 21:08:09

I am trying to organise a social get together at the pub for the parents in the class. I took some invites into the school today and gave them to a TA to give out. This afternoon the TA gave me them back saying that they couldn't give them out as there was no mention of who they were from and parents might think they are from the school/ teachers.

I'm furious with the teacher and want to go to the head. The thing is that I only complained to her a couple of weeks ago because my DS was upset that a parent helper had written 'no book' in his reading record after I forgot to put his reading book in his bag. How dare they make my DS feel bad for something not his fault.

Hassled Wed 13-Jul-11 21:10:30

Why on earth are you furious? The school couldn't be seen to be inviting parents to the pub, and that's what it would have looked like without a name on the invites. That's completely reasonable of the TA. What else could he/she possibly have done?

Is this a wind-up? What am I missing?

coccyx Wed 13-Jul-11 21:11:24

You went to the head about a comment in reading record???

ImNotaCelebrity Wed 13-Jul-11 21:11:40

Surely, not a serious post??
Rewrite the invites, making it clear who they're from. Stay away from the Head - she has bigger and better things to worry about.

Feenie Wed 13-Jul-11 21:12:29

It's not up to the school to arrange the social night life of the parents, fgs!

seenitallbefore Wed 13-Jul-11 21:12:52

is this a joke? What should the helper have done if he had no book? And re the invitation. Put on who its from and says its for all parents and there will be no problem ......

littleducks Wed 13-Jul-11 21:13:05

I have to agree with hassled

Just add from 'colharbour' or class rep for class x or whatever tp the invites

And 'no book' seems pretty logical to me, it is hardly a sad face and a complaint about your ds

ASByatt Wed 13-Jul-11 21:13:28

Surely this is a wind-up???

cyb Wed 13-Jul-11 21:13:45

The TA should get the sack

Actually so should the Head

BerylOfLaughs Wed 13-Jul-11 21:13:58

I hope this is a wind up, or else you are a nutter.

ASByatt Wed 13-Jul-11 21:16:16

No really, it must be a wind-up.

Goblinchild Wed 13-Jul-11 21:17:16

No book is what you write so that when the parent challenges the fact that their child hasn't been heard read, there's a reason why in the book for one occasion.
I put sticky labels in the book when I've heard them read but their reading record is mislaid at home. I write a label and put it in the book when it turns up again.
Could be a wind-up, could be for real. Parents are such loons individual characters it is hard to tell.

PatriciaHolm Wed 13-Jul-11 21:18:44

What an odd first post. And yes, on the off chance it's remotely on the level - you are a loon.

TheSecondComing Wed 13-Jul-11 21:20:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

spanieleyes Wed 13-Jul-11 21:23:07

It's not the TA's job to hand your bloody letters out, she is there to support the children in their learning, not the parents in their drinking. Hand your own letters out in future!

chillistars Wed 13-Jul-11 21:24:34

heaven forbid that it is true but I've seen it happen. complete and utter madness.

NorksAreMessy Wed 13-Jul-11 21:24:52

OK, I will make the popcorn this time, it must be my turn.
Salt or butter?

TeaOneSugar Wed 13-Jul-11 21:25:20

Furious, really???

LawrieMarlow Wed 13-Jul-11 21:26:04

I really find it hard to believe someone would go to the head about the comment "no book" being written in a reading record.

PerAr6ua Wed 13-Jul-11 21:26:52

Sugar for me please Norks grin

Desiderata Wed 13-Jul-11 21:27:05

Both ..

Goblinchild Wed 13-Jul-11 21:28:24

Are you a primary teacher Lawriemarlow?
Because I'm having no trouble at all believing this poster is
Although I'd like her to be not.

Fontsnob Wed 13-Jul-11 21:29:21

Bonkers. Utterly bonkers! grin

Fontsnob Wed 13-Jul-11 21:30:48

Oh and NO you should NOT go to the head about this although i'm sure it will amuse the teachers over their cup of tea if you did

LawrieMarlow Wed 13-Jul-11 21:34:17

I was one a little while ago but do accept that time may have glossed over the memories grin.

I suppose it's the going to the head part - I could easily imagine a discussion with the teacher happening.

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