I didn’t do it, mum
She picks on me.
It’s really upsetting, mum
How unfair she is,
All those after school detentions,
None of them deserved.
Oh, I can keep my phone though,
Can’t I mum?
I get so annoyed at how much kids lie! I should have known when I got into this profession. And yet, I still find it utterly surprising whenever I hear the fibs.
The kids that I teach (regardless of Year group) cannot take any personal responsibility for anything they do, and I wonder how this is all going to work out when they get to the workplace. Will it continue?
I have had four parents write into the school since Christmas, all saying that I treat their child unfairly. They all say that I’m picking on them and that their little angels have done nothing wrong.
I had one child who had a scab on his knee and took it upon himself to wipe some of the blood and gunk from his knee on another student. He also gets up and walks in front of me when I’m teaching and sings loudly over me. His mum wrote to say he finds it very upsetting that he has been in detention again when he has done nothing wrong.
I had to take a big breath before I answered that email. Wish me luck on another day in paradise tomorrow.