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Trampire Fri 12-May-17 14:54:57

Sorry, not sure how to title the post.

I'm hoping some teachers may reply to this. Yesterday, my Y7 dd was asked along with her friend into a meeting with her tutor and head of Year. They were asked to be 'honest and truthful' about any information/experience they had with another girl in their Tutor class whose been having trouble settling, fitting in. My dd and her friend gave as honest answers as they could - that the girl in question seems a bit awkward socially, has been a bit nasty at times, but some other times people have excluded her in things.
They were both asked to put everything in writing with bullet points.

What could this be? Is it just an 'evidence' gathering thing? Has the girl made a complaint against my dd without my knowledge? Dd said her tutor said she wasn't in trouble.

Is this a normal thing?

Petalbird Fri 12-May-17 15:04:11

Not a teacher but a lab tech my room is often used for kids to write evidence/ witness reports when an incident has occurred. Sounds to me like something has gone on with the other girl and they are finding out what she is like from the kids view in other classes. Does your daughter sit next or near her that would explain it best. But yes perfectly normal

Witchend Fri 12-May-17 15:07:39

They may have been pulled in as they were seen as independent observers, and they were considered honest enough to be able to give a picture of what's happened.

It doesn't sound like a complaint against your dd or her friend.

Trampire Fri 12-May-17 15:16:52

Ok thanks. That's reassuring. I was sure that if my dd was in trouble I would have been told but I'm new to this secondary school stuff and wasn't sure. Thanks.

TeenAndTween Fri 12-May-17 17:15:46

I agree with Witchend's view.

Anasnake Fri 12-May-17 17:18:46

The teacher probably thinks they are kids who can be trusted to tell the truth.

AlexanderHamilton Fri 12-May-17 18:51:16

I was asked to do something similar when I was a child. The girl in question was having psychotic episodes & hallucinations & ended up on a mental health ward. The various agencies involved were trying to build a complete picture.

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