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abbreviations for your pupils

Discussion in 'Personal' started by magic surf bus, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I always said that the year I retired I would write all my school reports so that the first letter of each line spelt out my true opinion of the child if read vertically.

    Sadly, the current fad for churning out bland sanitised computerised statement-banked mush has thwarted my evil plans.
  2. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I once worked in a school where they designated letters for each of the three teaching groups in the middle ability band. They chose M I D.

    Which if read backwards spells..
  3. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    The support and high intervention and target set.
  4. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    Take the ands out or the acronym doesn't work.
  5. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Oh, not forgetting the toads.

    Out of seat
    Attention seeking
  6. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    t'shi_ts must be a northern group :)
  7. James May did something similar.
    He got sacked.
  8. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Mumsnet's going to love this one.
  9. PWAMs





    I think I am one of these at my kids school[​IMG]
  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Lower sets are sometimes refered to as a CRAFT group

    Can't Remember A F***ing Thing!
  11. heh heh
  12. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    Mumsnet? Oh you mean the PITA parents.
  13. See, my PWAM was soooooooo much nicer [​IMG]
  14. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    yes I admit I do tend to call a spade a spade a bit too much.
  15. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    This thread has reminded me about the ESN block at the high school where I went as a student. The kids that went in the ESN block were the ones who seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time digging in the school gardens, ie 'I ain't clever but I can lift heavy things'. Looking back I imagine that ESN probably stood for 'Educational Special Needs' or something like that. but as kids we always assumed it was 'Educationally Sub Normal'. It helps me understand the reason for explaining acronyms to students.
  16. All mine are TOADS - to their faces in front of parents
    Lazy TOADS - spend too much time socialising to think, must knuckle down
    Dozy TOADS - think their GCSE A* will see them through, must knuckle down
    NemaTOADS - the acme of achevement - irritating but essential, still need to knuckle down

    And you all know the tune:
    Lazy Toads and Dozy Toads and Nematoads annoy me
    Clever kids annoy me too
    So do you!

  17. Ramjam

    Ramjam New commenter

    Heard this from another teacher and adopted it immediately.
    CeeBeeBees - Can't Be Bothered. These children turn up late for school except on pre-school extra-curricular club days, move their name on the behaviour chart on a regular basis, have blank target cards which say "I completed my task in...", are always being sent to fetch readers, spellings, permission slips from their bags etc etc.
    Sorry BBC
  18. Oh that is so stolen.....

  19. PITA parents? having a guess, Pain In The ****?
  20. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

    I used to work with a teacher who used to smile sweetly at her least favourite pupils and call them her little elfs (not elves- Evil Little ***!)

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