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Dd's history lesson this week.

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VivaLeBeaver Fri 23-Nov-12 19:29:28

Well dd had another history lesson today. Previous thread about last week here.


Teacher came in and told the class she was stressed as she'd just been told the following lesson would be an observed lesson and told the class she hadn't planned the lesson. So she told them all to do a card matching game with some sort of history pictures so she could ignore the class and try and plan for the next lesson.

Dd says no one really knew what to do. Someone started messing about and threw a pen.

History teacher was nearly crying and begging them to behave. Told the, she was really stressed and she needed them to be quiet so she could do lesson prep.

I need to ring up don't I?

BooksandaCuppa Thu 13-Dec-12 21:34:26

You there, Viva?

almapudden Sun 09-Dec-12 01:24:59

Any update on this, OP?

gymboywalton Tue 04-Dec-12 16:52:25

i would!!!! definitely!!!

if thy don't want to communicate with you apppropriately then why shouldn't you communicate with them inappropriately?

VivaLeBeaver Tue 04-Dec-12 16:49:07

I don't want to out the school online. I just never thought I'd be ignored. shock

It's the Xmas Fayre tonight, I'm tempted to mention it to the head if I see him but I suppose it wouldn't be very appropriate.

gymboywalton Tue 04-Dec-12 16:45:28

what school is this?? can you tell us at least what area so i can be reassured that this isn't my child's school?

VivaLeBeaver Tue 04-Dec-12 16:20:18

Still no answer.

BooksandaCuppa Mon 03-Dec-12 22:58:06

Yes, not to even acknowledge receipt is quite poor.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 03-Dec-12 22:54:39

It's not good is it? I'd have expected at least an email saying we've had your email and are investigating, will be in touch, etc.

BooksandaCuppa Mon 03-Dec-12 22:48:59

angry on your behalf...

VivaLeBeaver Mon 03-Dec-12 22:38:28

Still not heard anything from school.

t0lk13n Sun 02-Dec-12 19:04:21

OK thanks for responding...I was trying to play Devil`s Advocate as a teacher. Trying to see a positive but there clearly doesn`t seem to be on sad

VivaLeBeaver Sun 02-Dec-12 15:21:15

I don't think it's at lunch or break time as they have a year 7 common room for breaks and dd says its not in the common room.

t0lk13n Sun 02-Dec-12 08:56:23

With regards to FB and underage...that is a matter for parents and not the school. So your daughter`s friend`s parents need to impose their rules re FB and underage not the school.
However, as a secondary school teacher, there are boundaries which the teacher is crossing. I am thinking that she is struggling and perhaps is not cut out for teaching. Is she a nqt? Perhaps the last incident with them dancing is happening during a wet lunchtime? I often let my form into class during a wet lunch and they play on their phones and play music until the bell goes for registration.

CrikeyOReilly Sat 01-Dec-12 23:58:41

I would definitely report it. Download it and claim you don't know which child it came from if needs be?

VivaLeBeaver Sat 01-Dec-12 23:50:43

Well even better than the photos I've seen a video on Facebook on one of dd's friends accounts. Its not one of dd's lessons and she doesn't recognise the classroom so unsure which teacher it is.

But there is a whole class of year 7 kids dancing to Gangnam style, music blaring loudly. Another kid has commented, omg, where ur teacher?

The girl who put the video up has replied saying she's just out of shot putting the music on! I suspect it's the same teacher.

The classroom looks like a zoo! I don't think the school would be happy if they new this is how they're been portrayed. But I don't want to get dd's friends in trouble. They're not allowed their mobiles on in school, plus they're too young for Facebook.

CrikeyOReilly Sat 01-Dec-12 23:35:56

I think you need to mention the students taking pictures on their phones. It adds weight to the story and it set off my crap-teacher-claxon more than the other stuff.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 30-Nov-12 18:21:51

Well no reply from the school yet.

fuzzpig Fri 30-Nov-12 08:46:35

It sounds even worse than my DSDs' school. And that's REALLY saying something.

Brycie Fri 30-Nov-12 00:21:45

I think the email sounds good. You need to be there for your daughter. You never know, history might be her thing, it might be the thing she's best at, she could develop a passion for it, it could be a subject she excels in But not iwth this quality of lesson. This is just a dumb waste of time and you'd be better off taking her out of it and taking her to the library and sitting with her reading hisotry books. Anything is better than this nonsense.

TheWintersTale Thu 29-Nov-12 23:38:51

Email sounds fine. Am shock at what's been going on in your DD's lessons. I once worked with a teacher who, it transpired, had been showing YouTube clip after YouTube clip on subjects tenuously linked with what she was teaching, for the best part of a term. She got away with it until a parent raised it. Will be very interested to see what the school say.

BooksandaCuppa Thu 29-Nov-12 23:35:24


VivaLeBeaver Thu 29-Nov-12 23:27:55

I suppose even if the school come back and say its all been a misunderstanding and the teacher says its only for 2 mins at the end of the lesson, etc. At least this should maybe make the teacher pull her socks up.

Same teacher takes some of dd's friends for geography and apparently is the same in her geography lessons. It's all YouTube videos, etc.

I'm just glad that dd doesn't get her for geography as well!

BooksandaCuppa Thu 29-Nov-12 23:15:42

Also, and this is a really flippant and unhelpful observation, but this teacher sounds about 12 years old. Anything that happened before today is history? Well, yes, of course, technically it is; but to try and justify her lack of lesson content is this way sounds ridiculously immature.

If you hadn't contacted the school, Viva, you would have been doing your dd and the rest of her classmates a disservice (always supposing no-one else has bothered). Good luck.

BooksandaCuppa Thu 29-Nov-12 23:03:42

They might try to suggest she's exaggerating; surely they won't come back and say that's a fuss over nothing...Maybe check with dd that there are other students happy to back her up (who are not pleased with just dossing every lesson!). Did you not mnetion the boob job lesson??!!

Sorry I can't be of more help, viva:-(

Hope you get a reasonable response soon.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 29-Nov-12 22:20:39

Thanks Brycie. Do you think the email sounded ok then? I'm just a bit worried that they're going to think I'm making a fuss over nothing. I'm dreading an email coming back saing that they've spoken to the teacher who denies it was anything like this and that dd must be exaggerating, etc.

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