Advanced search

Not sure if I handled this right

(6 Posts)
Popmusic Thu 20-Mar-14 23:36:00

I'm a supply teacher who has regular days doing PPA cover in a local primary school in KS1. The class teacher had left prizes to give out to specific children, which I did at the end of the day. When the children were leaving from the classroom, one boy kicked over a chair. I went to talk to him but as I got close, he lashed at me and he hit me. I asked him to apologise but he went to a corner and hid while his dad tried to coax him out.

In the end, I asked dad to collect his other child and spoke very gently to the boy about how I could see he was upset etc. He did eventually apologise. His dad apologised too but made an excuse for his behaviour.

I taught this boy in reception last year and I know him really well. His class teacher has said that she is having problems with him, and I have had to speak to him numerous times about his behaviour (non-compliance, strops, lashing out at others) during PPA time.

I couldn't let it lie though. I spoke with the deputy and told her what happened. They are going to ask the parents to come in. But now I feel quite a lot of angst that I shouldn't have done that. I also feel worried about what colleagues are going to say and the class teacher is going to disapprove (but I don't know why she would). It's a bit of a weird situation because I've been working as a supply for 4 years there, I am like part of the team, but not. At the same time, kicking over chairs and lashing out at adults is not acceptable.

lisad123everybodydancenow Thu 20-Mar-14 23:39:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Finola1step Fri 21-Mar-14 17:56:58

Year 1 child hitting a teacher - not acceptable. You did the right thing by passing it in to the Deputy.

Kittymalinky Fri 21-Mar-14 18:02:18

Up did the right thing. Whatever the reasons behind it the child (and parents) need to know it's never ok to hit, especially not an adult.

CoolCadbury Fri 21-Mar-14 23:11:17

Thanks everyone. I always mega stress when something likes this happens on a supply job and it usually takes a couple of days to calm down. I've had all sorts of shock happen as a supply.

CoolCadbury Fri 21-Mar-14 23:12:33

Oops, name change fail. Ah well.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: