20 Sep '14

News Secret Teacher: having a colleague's child in my class is a nightmare

Should I tell an interfering fellow teacher the truth about her daughters bad work and behaviour?Ive always wanted to teach a year 4 class its been my goal since I graduated. This year I was overjoyed to find Id been given my dream job, but its always a good idea to give a gift horse the once-over, and this one turned out to be not at all what I anticipated. As luck or whoever made up the year 4 class lists would have it, yours truly ended up with the daughter of one of my colleagues in my class.This was very bad news. While the child is remarkably average in both ability and behaviour, her mother is correspondingly very clever and over-protective. In fact, her expectations of her daughter far exceed any likely achievements. Continue reading...

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