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Apparently a mum at school has told them she doesn't want them to discipline her son at school

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MegaLegs · 30/01/2007 20:42

OK,I'll admit straight off this is p/g gossip, but the parent of a child in my DS2's Year1 class has told the school that she is to be called in to talk to her son if he gets into trouble.

He is number two in the little hierachy that appears to be forming in this class so his mum is going to be busy.

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NAB3 · 30/01/2007 20:43

OMG. And the school has agreed to this????

Saturn74 · 30/01/2007 20:44

Any headteacher worth their salt would be able to deal with this sort of parental nonsense without too much trouble.
Has your school got a good headteacher, megalegs?

MegaLegs · 30/01/2007 20:47

As far as I know. When he was in Rec he was in trouble for swearing at the teacher. He was made to sit apart from the class. Mum claims he was so traumitised he wet the bed and had nightmares.

OK, that's sad and I feel for them but he is no angel and many of the other kids in the class have had a tough time from him and others. So, he has been to see the head a few times.

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hercules1 · 30/01/2007 20:47

I assume that the parents had to sign a home school agreement before the child started agreeing to the school rules so cant really back track now. I agree that any decent headteacher would handle this easily.

MegaLegs · 30/01/2007 20:48

In some respects she is a good head but when it comes to dealing with parent sshe falls down. Sadly it's a case of turning a blind eye to these trouble makers as they have very helpful parents who do loads for the school.

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MegaLegs · 30/01/2007 20:51

Yes - we all signed a home school agreement.
I think this will cause alot of trouble if it's true. Many year 2 parents are angry at the way this child and a few others are being left to get away with some really nasty behaviour

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FluffyMummy123 · 30/01/2007 20:53

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tigermoth · 30/01/2007 20:54

tell us how it goes, megalegs

I know where you are coming from regarding parents who volunteer and their offspring. My son was bullied a lot by a boy in scouts. His behaviour was largely tolerated by the leader. His parents were lynchpin volunteers.

Hopefully though, as a school is less dependent on volunteers than a the scouts, your school will find a way of coping with this parent's unreasonable demands.

Miaou · 30/01/2007 20:58

Maybe after she has been called in to school four times in one day she might relent

MegaLegs · 30/01/2007 21:01

I really, really hope so tigermoth adn cod.

DS2 keeps his head down and stays away from the little crowd but when we did have problems I was told the boys weren't aggressive but that they were competetive, bright and enthusiastic.

That's just what you want to hear when your own, usually very chilled child is crying his eyes out about going back to school and his best mate has bruises all up his legs from playing the 'kicking game'.

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JanH · 30/01/2007 21:04

If the parent won't co-operate with normal school disciplinary procedures then the child should have to go elsewhere, surely?

ML, you and the other reasonable parents should get together and present the head with your own demands.

Ooooh parents like this make my blood boil.

MegaLegs · 30/01/2007 21:04

I got involved last year, wrote letters to the school had a meeting with the head and she assured me it would be resolved. It has been with my ds but they are working through the class and the rec class.

The mum of the other boy involved totally blanks me every morning as she rushes in to hear reading, tidy the library, photocopy for the PTA because I dared to suggest her son might be too agressive.

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Jimjams2 · 30/01/2007 21:05

why???? Can't believe this is true. If so she's a nutter!

MegaLegs · 30/01/2007 21:07

I've had a glass of wine and I'm ranting now. DS class teacher is lovely and copes well with a tricky class. I'm going to speak to her tomorrow, it might just be gossip but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if it wasn't.

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