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Valentine73 Wed 14-Sep-16 19:18:53

My S has come home saying the new teacher has called the class obnoxious little children and brats and they are to sit in silence do you think this is acceptable? She also reduced one child to tears

namechangingagainagain Wed 14-Sep-16 19:23:07

You will probably get lots on here saying he's made it up.... Or misunderstood her sense of humour.
Most teachers are great. A few are absolute horrors,burnt out and seem to hate children. As to what you do next goodness only knows!!

clam Wed 14-Sep-16 19:23:35

Well, IF she said it, then no, clearly it's not acceptable. But I'd take it with a very large pinch of salt unless I had some kind of irrefutable proof.

In the same way parents should hope that I, as a class teacher, hold fire on judging what children tell me about things their parents have supposedly said and done, e.g. "I've got two daddies and Mummy has special cuddles with both of them together."

KayJBee Wed 14-Sep-16 19:24:28

It's Roald Dahls 100th birthday this week, do you think they might have been celebrtaing by reading some of his books?

ReggieJones Wed 14-Sep-16 20:01:49

As soon as I read the OP I thought 'Matilda' KayJBee

Wonderflonium Wed 14-Sep-16 20:22:31

Did she swing a child around by her plaits?

mouldycheesefan Wed 14-Sep-16 20:23:51


Ask the teacher in an enquiringly rather than in a complaining type way.

Valentine73 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:24:09

It has been confirmed by various children independently from the class They have been reading Roald Dhal books perhaps we have a Mrs Trunchball situation here! What should I do? Speak to the school or see if the new teacher settles in to the post and see how her teaching style improves?

mouldycheesefan Wed 14-Sep-16 20:26:07

You don't know that there is anything wrong with her teaching style!
As per previous posts it sounds like she has been reading Matilda to them as its Dahl week.
Ask the teacher, have you been reading Matilda as dd came home and said this?

user1471734618 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:28:42

Maybe she was reading Matilda out loud to the class?
Nonetheless be sure not to send your child to school with plaits.

t4nut Wed 14-Sep-16 20:37:25

And this is a first test in not charging into school at the drop of a hat and taking everything at face value. Don't do it, you will end up looking ridiculous.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 14-Sep-16 20:39:26

Be sure to be wary if she offers chocolate cake too.

rollonthesummer Wed 14-Sep-16 20:40:35

Well, IF she said it, then no, clearly it's not acceptable. But I'd take it with a very large pinch of salt unless I had some kind of irrefutable proof.


RandomDent Wed 14-Sep-16 20:44:08

Cripes, when I read Matilda I go full on Tunchbull during her parts. I wonder what they are saying about me?

OP, has she made someone eat an entire chocolate cake yet?

ConkerTriumphant Wed 14-Sep-16 20:48:18

As a primary headteacher I bloody LOVE it when our children go home so convinced of something that we told them in a story!

mrz Wed 14-Sep-16 20:56:56

Sounds as if the teacher was in character ...maybe too convincing

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 14-Sep-16 21:00:16

Always know your audience if you are going to act in role.

clam Wed 14-Sep-16 21:06:11

How old is your dd? Sounds like she's misinterpreted a joke, inspired by a Roald Dahl tale. If I were reading Matilda, I might pretend to be Miss Trunchbull now and again throughout the day. The vast majority of children would 'get it.'

bangingmyheadoffabrickwall Wed 14-Sep-16 21:26:44

Love it! grin As ConkerTriumphant said, bloody love it if the teacher was in character.

clam Wed 14-Sep-16 21:34:58

Valentine, I think you've been had.

ReggieJones Wed 14-Sep-16 21:38:41

I think we've all been had by Valentine wink

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