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Not impressed by teacher's behaviour at sporting event

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ineedaholidaynow Wed 04-May-16 23:01:33

DS(11) took part in a team sporting event today. Whilst they were playing a game against a team from another school DS's team scored a goal. The other school's teacher thought this goal should have been disallowed and made his feelings known. The referee had to send him off for swearing shock.

The teacher also refused to let his team give 3 cheers to DS's team at the end of the match and just marched them off the pitch.

DS's team were quite shocked by this behaviour as was I, not expecting that sort of behaviour by a primary school teacher.

This was also just a friendly game so the result would not have any impact on any future sporting events.

Was that behaviour really necessary?

LunaLoveg00d Wed 04-May-16 23:02:22


But some people turn into total arses at football matches.

Feenie Wed 04-May-16 23:03:44

This is why I stopped doing our rounders team years ago - people are arses.

ineedaholidaynow Wed 04-May-16 23:16:42

It wasn't just Y6 children there either. Some of the local schools aren't letting Y6 children attend sporting events at the moment due to SATS revision (luckily our school is adopting a much more enlightened approach) and as some of these schools are really small, think 50 pupils in total, they had pupils of all ages in their teams possibly even some in KS1 judging by the size of them. So certainly not a good example for them!

evelynj Wed 04-May-16 23:20:37

I'd would seriously complain about this. What a shit example to be setting to the children. I hate that this kind of thing is not addressed as the teacher is just 'passionate about sport' or such crap.

Someone who can't control their temper at a children's game should not be able to be a teacher imo

GiraffesCantDoMentalArithmetic Wed 04-May-16 23:22:22

Are you absolutely sure they were a teacher? And not someone else coaching the team? I am really shocked that a teacher would risk their job in this way.

Canyouforgiveher Wed 04-May-16 23:23:16

I would complain to the head of the other school. If my children were being trained by him and he did this, I would be horrified. What did those children learn when they were marched off the field.

corythatwas Thu 05-May-16 09:36:41

I think I would complain here. Whether they are a teacher or not, they are representing the school at a sporting event. After all, people complain to the HT if children are rude on buses while wearing school uniform: this was an adult specially representing his school at an event.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Thu 05-May-16 09:38:57

No, that's really poor behaviour from the teacher. REALLY poor.

Last year, DS1's team coach (Under 8s) was suspended for arguing with the ref, and as far as I know there wasn't even any audible-to-the-kids swearing. There was shouting and aggro behaviour though. So he was suspended.

ineedaholidaynow Thu 05-May-16 12:18:40

The children were full of it this morning when they got to school. Think they talked more about that than the actual match!

peacheshoney Sun 08-May-16 15:31:12

Don't make the mistake of thinking kids' sport is about the kids!

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