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Fed up ........ again!!

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Nowayout, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Nowayout

    Nowayout New commenter

    When will it stop....

    Social media abuse directed at myself following a simple letter sent home regarding uniform due to child wearing brand new designer trainers for school.

    Apparently household budget can’t stretch to school shoes.
  2. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    Err... never. My sympathies.

    I can only give the squaddies' line, "If you can't take a joke, you shouldn't have signed up".

    You are a Head because you convinced the Governors that you were the best person to deal with all sorts of rubbish and still get the school to achieve for all*. Their opinion of you counts, various numpties' on social media don't.

    *If you have ever used the phrase, "Learning journeys" then I withdraw all my sympathy.
    bevdex, nomad and Nowayout like this.
  3. Nowayout

    Nowayout New commenter

    True- just need to thicken my rhino skin I suppose!!
    nomad likes this.
  4. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    We've had the swiss roll scandal, the jo-jo bow war, the make-up massacre, the trainer trauma, the phone fiasco-a seemingly constant stream of irritating, seemingly minor skirmishes that have grown out of all proportion through social media. There are more what'sapp chat groups that I care to mention-the "We hate the Yr 3 teacher group", the "Yr 6 teacher is a tyrant group", the "Yr 6 teacher is a saint" group, you name it-we have a chat group to disect it, pour over it and gossip about it. Every letter home, every conversation is pulled to pieces and offence taken. My only consolation is that the parents are more at war with themselves ( at least 2 court cases ongoing at the moment:D) than they are with me!
  5. Nowayout

    Nowayout New commenter

  6. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    You have my sympathies too...it will never stop.

    I've had the social media abuse and an almost constant stream of abusive emails from one parent over uniform. I now think that uniform should be banned because the abuse is not worth it.

    Can't say better than Carrie!
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  7. cornflake

    cornflake Senior commenter

    could be worse.. they could have stood at the school gates and petitioned against you...
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  8. cornflake

    cornflake Senior commenter

    Sorry - that sounded flippant. It is horrible and shouldn't happen.
    Do you have a parents code of conduct? Do you have evidence of this abuse on a public page? I think your governors should take action if so...
    JohnJCazorla likes this.
  9. SJ26

    SJ26 New commenter

    I hope that this has begun to improve.
    I had a similar aggressive family.... rushed through a zero tolerance policy in the end.
    Same delightful family have also posted horrid things on Facebook about me .... been advised to get police to chat with them about harassment. Not sure I want to add fuel to the fire but nice to have the back-up, if needed.
    Roll on Easter hols!!!
    welshwales likes this.
  10. J_bird11

    J_bird11 New commenter

    I hate social media since I became a head! We have a nursery parents whatsapp group who have been whipping each other into a frenzy about illness, so of course the conclusion is that the school isn't clean o_O Nothing to do with small children getting ill because they need to build their immunity :rolleyes: Roll on Easter!
    welshwales likes this.
  11. sabram86

    sabram86 Occasional commenter

    Grade the families' support for each school pupil and put it on the report:

    "Outstanding", "Good", "Requires Improvement" and "Inadequate" would get them thinking. Share them with social services, if necessary.

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