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Teacher told class that if they didn't behave "he would make their day MISERABLE

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MrsFROSTgetful Tue 01-Mar-05 12:58:41

Yesterday ds2 had a relief teacher AND the class was without the TA aswell.

So being AS and unstatemented and non-supported ....etc....etc.....he obviously struggled all day.

then just b4 last play the teacher warned thenm that he could make their day miserable,,,,if they didn't behave.

So i called the school at 4.30 and complained to the head's secratary......little did i realise that THE OFFENDING TEACHER was in the room....and the secratary had the phone on 'hands free'

That said......i ended up taling to the head then for 45mins....and he phoned ds2's usual teacher to check her fitness for school today....

i suggested that if this happens again- BOTH teacher/TA absent could ds2 be placed in a 'small class of statemented puplis' or contact me to bring him home.#

just wondered what else i could request??

Lucycat Tue 01-Mar-05 13:03:49

Was the teacher at the absolute end of his tether? did he really mean that or was it just a spur of the moment comment? Did the head explain why there was no TA? Let's hope it was a one off incident and calm reigned today.

heartinthecountry Tue 01-Mar-05 13:04:48

Sounds like you handled it brilliantly MrsF. at the supply teacher hearing your comment - bet he was really and rightly so!!

RTKangaMummy Tue 01-Mar-05 13:04:58


I will have a think for more ideas but

Also very unproffessional to have you on speaker phone with teacher in room

Is it a supply teacher from outside?

MrsFROSTgetful Tue 01-Mar-05 13:21:50

NO- a teacher that taught for a whole year @ yr 6 last year...just wonder whether it's a good idea to jump from one age group to another???

coppertop Tue 01-Mar-05 13:24:37

Could you ask that future supply teachers are made aware that ds2 will take this kind of thing literally and unquestioningly? To an NT child the comment is pretty harmless but I know that my ds1 would take it to mean that the teacher WILL make his day miserable etc.

What happened to the TA?

RTKangaMummy Tue 01-Mar-05 13:26:42

bee3 Tue 01-Mar-05 13:32:09

How horrible for your poor ds
At my last school we had a list of 'vunerable children' who found it difficult coping with supply teachers (for a variety of reasons). They were assigned other partner classes (carefully chosen so that the children in question knew and were comfortable with this 'surrogate' teacher), and they spent the day there instead. It saved a lot of stress all round.
Would it be worth suggesting this to the Head for future emergency situations? Just an idea.

MrsFROSTgetful Tue 01-Mar-05 13:34:38

Hi CT!!!

Love that idea Bee3...will see what happened today...and go from there!

KarenThirl Tue 01-Mar-05 13:53:43

That's shocking. I'm glad the supply teacher overheard the conversation - might make it less likely to happen again if they are aware of the effects thoughtless remarks can make. Hope your ds wasn't too upset by it. Glad that the head was so supportive. Think your suggestion for future incidents was appropriate and correct. Well done.

JaysMum Tue 01-Mar-05 16:21:57

for you and your ds.
Well done though for bringing his comments to the Head teachers attention.
Teachers just do not have the right to talk to children in this way.....I would never speak like that to my kiddies, so Im sure as hell not happy with the thought of someone else doing it.

I have been lurking around in a couple of teachers forums....undercover and spying!!!!!!!
Whilst I sympathise with many of the teachers who post.....some are just down right bullies and IMO shouldn't be let within 20ft of a child....let alone being left responsible for them for 6 hours of the day!!!!!

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