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Hating year 13 - nasty teacher

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DiaryofaHollandParkParent Mon 16-Sep-13 18:32:03

Dd had a form teacher in year 12 who was constantly making nasty remarks to her. Not her imagination other girls noticed as well. I complained to the Head of Year as did others and the teacher was spoken to.

The same teacher has not learned the error of her way. She is now DD's Biology teacher and in the two weeks since school started has relentlessly picked on her in class.

DD has never misbehaved, is hardworking (predicted A* at A2) and desperately wants to do well and do medicine.

This woman seems to have a problem with her. I don't know whether to try and find another school or complain to the school yet again and presumably be branded a serial complainer.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 16-Sep-13 18:36:33

It's not serial complaining if its the same thing again, and other people have seen it. I'd complain again and make it plain if it isn't sorted you will take it all the way. Sad twat, picking on a pupil.

titchy Mon 16-Sep-13 18:37:49

God don't change schools half way through A levels! Complain. So what if you get labelled as THAT parent she'll have finished soon enough.

noblegiraffe Mon 16-Sep-13 18:38:54

Trying to change school now, mid-A-level would be a disaster. I'd definitely try phoning the school again, with specific examples. Could your DD keep notes for a couple of lessons?

mineofuselessinformation Mon 16-Sep-13 18:50:53

Do ring - but ask to make an appointment to see the Head of Sixth Form. Arm yourself with names of witnesses and lists of incidents.
Stay calm and collected (and refer to the fact that you have already contacted the school about this) but make the point that your daughter's education is suffering to the point that you have considered moving her.
Any school that is not absolute shite should be horrified and move heaven and earth to sort it out, although you may not be made fully aware of what happens as a result of the meeting. Your dd should not have to put up with it, nor should she have to move schools because an adult has seemingly taken a dislike to her.

pixiepotter Mon 16-Sep-13 23:14:03

what sort of things is she picking on her for.Please could you give an example?

longingforsomesleep Tue 17-Sep-13 00:11:04

Is there by any chance more than one A2 biology class? If so, I would think you have an excellent case for insisting that the school allows your daughter to move to another class.

EsmereldaBelle Tue 17-Sep-13 00:37:26

I had the exact same with my A level business teacher, she was the only teacher my school had in the subject so my options were stick it out or drop the subject hmmhmm is there a different teacher/class offering the same subject?
I stuck it out with mine and worked super hard out of class time and got a tutor, I stopped going to my official classes because I felt so victimised. I Was predicted a Fail in my A2 and it felt great walking in and rubbing my A* in her face. I'm now studying for a degree in Business Law winewinewinewinewinewinewine

Good luck x

demi43 Tue 17-Sep-13 00:47:30

Write down specific examples & then ring up head of sixth form armed with information This is such an important year for your daughter that you should complain until the school sorts this out

DiaryofaHollandParkParent Tue 17-Sep-13 06:28:34

Thank you for your comments. I have emailed the head of Sixth who was quite helpful last time. There is a parallel group which I have asked that she be moved to, though it means changing her other science groups as well.

JustBecauseICan Tue 17-Sep-13 06:41:05

I had the same relationship with my A level French teacher. Vile vile woman. I wanted to do French at university (and did) and so put up with a lot from this woman. I was told off by her colleague (history) with whom I had an excellent relationship for "winding her up".

Fast forward 30 years.....the same history teacher apologised to me last year for taking her side and said he had realised what the kids knew all along. Wrong job, chip on shoulder, went out of her way to put obstacles in students' paths. Still teaching, and still bitter and hated by students and colleagues alike. <shrugs- you reap what you sow>

Hope you manage to get a satisfactory outcome for your daughter. Good luck! smile

DiaryofaHollandParkParent Tue 17-Sep-13 12:51:42

Thanks. Head of Sixth rang me and arranged a meeting tomorrow, we didn't discuss (I was at work). He sounded pretty pissed off - hope it was not at me.

Shootingatpigeons Tue 17-Sep-13 13:51:33

We had this problem with DDs sixth form tutor. Head of sixth form took her side and so we decided to just put up with it but it really undermined DDs confidence and we know from uni tutor that she was underwritten in her UCAS. Ironically I think that the tutor realised she had got DD wrong in the end, not least because one of her favoured trustees lost it with her one morning when she was being unfair to DD and another girl. She is still doing it though. I think that she is so insecure she misreads quietness as dislike. Her favoured girls are the loud arrogant alpha types.

If you can get your DD away from her do, if not at least she will be prepared when she encounters more unpleasant tutors / bosses down the line, almost inevitable in medicine.

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