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teachers would you be offended by this?

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blackberrysoup Sun 29-Mar-20 12:19:16

I emailed one of DS's teachers as he'd posted about students keeping in touch and so I thought he might not mind me asking if it would be useful if I bought DS the exam board study guide to support the teaching that he was putting in place. I apologised for emailing him at a weekend and say please do feel free to ignore this until Monday when I meant to put 'a week day' instead of Monday.

Do you think I'll have offended him by being presumptous that he'd reply on Monday - I didn't mean it!

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OhLook Sun 29-Mar-20 12:21:00

I doubt it. But you Could just email another line saying 'or whenever you can'.

My DD's teacher has just messaged us now and has been doing in the evenings too.

likeafishneedsabike Sun 29-Mar-20 14:17:48

Nothing to worry about. He will reply when he can.

sd249 Sun 29-Mar-20 14:22:05

Not at all. He will be reading his emails on Monday and will be happy you want to help your son.

The only time teachers are ever annoyed by dates is when someone complains and says "you must reply today or else..." I always find it nice when someone says "sorry to email on a weekend", it takes the pressure off me to reply.

I have once had someone email me at 2am, with a follow up at 7:30am (the same day) asking why I hadn't replied yet... THAT was unreasonable. Your email is fine!

ChloeDecker Sun 29-Mar-20 14:23:48

Am a teacher. Would absolutely not be offended by this. You have sent a perfectly reasonable and fair email OP. Please don’t worry!

OhioOhioOhio Sun 29-Mar-20 14:25:12

No. You sent an email. He doesn't have to check it.

PennyGold Sun 29-Mar-20 14:26:18

Nope I wouldn't be offended at all.

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Sun 29-Mar-20 14:27:12

No I wouldn't be offended.

blackberrysoup Sun 29-Mar-20 14:28:54

Phew...thanks. I did thank him for all that he is doing as well so hopefully he'll be fine about it. I didn't want to come across as that parent.

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LolaSmiles Sun 29-Mar-20 15:01:30

You're in no way 'that parent'. A parent who is supportive and asks reasonable questions in a polite way would never be that parent.

If I got that email I'd smile to myself and be happy I've got such supportive parents to work with.

Ilikefreshias Sun 29-Mar-20 16:02:53

I’m a teacher, wouldn’t mind that at all. Don’t worry- I’m sure he will be pleased that you are supportive

blackberrysoup Sun 29-Mar-20 22:29:27

Update, I had very helpful reply with recommendations for books which have been purchased.

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Dogsaresomucheasier Tue 31-Mar-20 18:32:32

I had homework emailed to me at half midnight last night. I find my line manager, (with adult children,) trying to insist emails are restricted to office hours more of a problem, actually. It’s not conducive to effective working for those of us with kids at home at the moment.

Aragog Tue 31-Mar-20 18:37:14

Its fine. I have had parent emails and children's responses for activities set (infant school) at all times. Earliest was just after 6am on Mother's Day. Latest was around 11:30pm one evening. Its now Easter holidays and we are still getting lots of pupil and parent communication, albeit less than last week - mainly as it is only non-academic activities being posted I think.

I, and the other staff, just reply as and when.

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