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bangwhizz Tue 05-Mar-13 09:33:51

Want to be very general here. DD goes to an afterschool club which is not I don't think run by the school, a teacher comes in. Teacher said I will slap anone who make xxx mistake.DD did make that mistake and she slapped her arm.
I have had corroboration of events from another child there who said it wasn't a hard slap but definitely a salp.When I asked whether them if it was done in a jokey way they said they weren't sure -maybe it was.
It doesn't sit easy with me and obviously DD would not have told me about it if she hadn't thought it odd. She is 10. would you m,ention it to anyone?

bangwhizz Tue 05-Mar-13 09:37:01

should clarify- the teacher is not a QTS type teacher more of an instructor.

learnandsay Tue 05-Mar-13 09:49:03

Yes, of course! Mention to the head teacher that you've heard these things from the children and you'd like an adult to speak to the instructor concerned and get to the bottom of it. It might turn out to be a misunderstanding on the children's part or (from the way it sounds) it might be an inappropriate method of instruction.

smee Tue 05-Mar-13 10:08:59

Blimey, yes pile in and complain. Threats of violence even if just a tap are ridiculous in this day and age. Sounds very inappropriate.

PedlarsSpanner Tue 05-Mar-13 10:29:30

Which country are you in?

NotTreadingGrapes Tue 05-Mar-13 16:54:47

Your daughter goes to an after school club and you don't know who runs it?

"is not, I think, run by the school".

That said, obviously you should complain.

bangwhizz Wed 06-Mar-13 08:29:12

I think it was jokey, but I have a problem with letting girls think if they make a mistake they deserve a slap

NotTreadingGrapes Wed 06-Mar-13 08:37:58

Absolutely. Whatever the context, it was out of order. (hopping between your threads here smile)

happily3 Wed 06-Mar-13 08:49:37

Could be a cultural thing and somebody not trained in education? Needs sorting!

MissDuke Thu 07-Mar-13 07:59:23

I would defo speak to the head, but I do also find it odd that you don't know more about the club, I think you need to ask questions x

bangwhizz Thu 07-Mar-13 09:47:41

Why is it odd? I think if a club is run in your child's school, most parents would just assume it was above board and not research the management arrangements

mummytime Thu 07-Mar-13 10:00:56

Sorry but that is totally illegal. I would talk to the Head as it is something totally unacceptable to happen on school premises. I would have found the threat of a "slap" bad enough.

I am assuming you are in the UK?

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