There once was a student who behaved like a saint,
A better picture of academia you could not paint
Or at least that’s what his mother would say
When I phoned her after bad lessons each day,
So shocked was she that she could quite easily faint.
I have this child in my class who is a terror. He throws things and shouts across my class and then when I ask him to leave he refuses. I wanted to give him an after school detention today but I have to get permission from a parent. So I duly gave the mother a call and came away quite shocked.
Apparently, he has no problems in other lessons and it’s just me! Apparently, he is an angel in every other subject and she has never received a call from any staff other than me.
I told her that I would review the situation in a week and keep in touch with her but he got out of that detention because she disagreed.
Half an hour late, he was supposed to be in my lesson and he was late. I didn’t say anything as I just wanted the lesson to run smoothly. However, it turns out that he had run into a colleague’s room and turned off her computer so that she had to reboot the whole thing and this ate into her lesson time.
So it turns out he’s not so angelic.
Hopefully that mother will enjoy the call from the Senior Leadership Team once that incident has been reported.