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When is it ok for a teacher to tell a child to bugger off?

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BlueElephant90 Sun 18-Nov-12 17:31:28

When is it ok for a teacher to tell a child to bugger off?

BlueElephant90 Sun 18-Nov-12 19:02:06

Thank you Panda, that is exactly what I think but obviously the teachers haven’t being doing so. I have just spoken to my friend and she said that it is very frequent at the school.

Felicitywascold Sun 18-Nov-12 19:15:27

Private or state? Gobsmacked if it happened in a state school in front of others. Very very unusual. Sure teacher wasn't massively provokes and just lost it?( though still totally unacceptable).

From my experience of both sectors I would not expect it to occur in this context in either. What a strange question, seems unnecessarily loaded to me.

mirry2 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:13:03

Felicity do you mean you wouldn't be surprised if it happened in a private school? If so, why?

Felicitywascold Sun 18-Nov-12 22:43:12

No absolutely not. I mean it is extraordinarily odd to assume that this would happen in the independent and not state sector.

It should not, and does not routinely happen in either.

talkingnonsense Mon 19-Nov-12 12:54:28

Not loaded, just have lots of experience of state schools where it would be unheard if to say something like that, and none of private secondaries, so wondered if it might be a different type of school with a more casual feel, or a much harsher one, depending on tone.

sashh Wed 21-Nov-12 07:34:26

At a secondary school, to a 12 year old boy when the teacher was annoyed with him. The child cried for a long time afterwards.


Bloody hell, I hope the kid wasn't in Yorkshire.

HellothisisJoanie Wed 21-Nov-12 07:46:51

i think its unacceptable.
BUT the kid need to man up. In a rugby team? sheesh

HellothisisJoanie Wed 21-Nov-12 07:47:29

agree wouldnt be surprised in private school - teaching there a lot more lax outof date

BlueElephant90 Wed 21-Nov-12 10:17:41

In the state sector, I think only few make it the Rugby team, football team and so on. He is not in any team. He was struggling to keep up with the rest in a PE session. It is a selective school where they are more likely to be mathematicians than Rugby players.

mirry2 Wed 21-Nov-12 12:04:24

agree wouldnt be surprised in private school - teaching there a lot more lax outof date

The ignorance prejudice of some people never ceases to amaze me shock

Felicitywascold Wed 21-Nov-12 12:08:51

I know!

It's astonishing really how those lazy private school fuckers get away with it, all their kids fail exams and don't get into university .....oh no, wait.

I think the poster is confusing out of date with not following every new faddy govt. iniative.

End result of this independence is education being organised, planned and delivered by education professionals and not MPs. Extraordinary really!

BlueElephant90 Fri 23-Nov-12 14:08:33

Thank you very much for all your posts and I am glad that most of you don't view it as normal behaviour.
To all the teachers out there: PLEASE REPORT IT IF YOU SEE IT smile

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