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Discussion in 'Personal' started by minnie me, Jun 20, 2019.
Off with their heads !
I think someone may have lost theirs already....
On good grief!!
Some media sources show the name of the teacher.
Why do they even consider having such things. I know where it would go in our house, the bin!
I wonder what they think about gold stars for pretty work worthy of the wall?
Shocking that staff members feel it’s that it’s perfectly acceptable to use / abuse their time in this way and the ‘ thinking ‘ behind it?! Blimey !
Our Y11 leavers draw up lists like this for the yearbook. The Pastoral Leader of Y11 then heavily moderates it. Tbh, quite a few of those categories appear in the yearbook - strop, best-looking (as if they don't all already know), best teacher, most likely ti be PM, but it's drawn up and voted on by the kids in a fun way. It doesn't go home to parents until it's actually published.
I think Y9's too young, and if I were a teacher I wouldnt touch it with a bargepole, but I dont think anyone should be losing their job over it.
Something else for me to fail at. Maleficent won the vote hands down.
My school did similar for many years for the year 11 leavers day. It was organised by heads of year and a member of slt. I can’t remember if there were a ‘best looking’ categories but others were similar to the ones used here.
I was never comfortable with it - but seemed to be the only one who thought it inappropriate - even the milder categories. I always thought how excluding it was - 6- 8 students and their cronies basking in their accolades whilst the rest mere onlookers and with many of the more vulnerable students left ‘outside’ and their marginality reinforced.
Quite a few of those categories could be usefully applied to the current contenders for the Conservative leadership.
Who would win the "Biggest Ego" award?
Can prizes be awarded jointly?
I don't find it amusing.
But has this teacher nothing better to do? Is there nothing he could more usefully do with his time?
At least set them "favourite scientist", "favourite novelist", "favourite British monarch". OK, it wouldn't appeal to their baser instincts and some wouldn't bother but, for those who did, some learning might just ensue!
Where's the fun in that?
The nominations form for Y11 Leavers back in 2007 at our school included 'Fittest Girl', 'Fittest Boy', and 'Best Couple'. Our youngest and her beau won the last category. Our eldest won 'Best Nonconformist' a couple of years previously, and we're not talking religion either.
I suppose the propensity for social media outrage and moral panic has changed since then, and it's certainly a bit silly doing it as early as Y9.
Would you find it a laugh if one of these were distributed to staff? I wouldn't.
Most sh@ggable teacher (female)
Best teacher (male)
Worst speller (female)
Most stupid comment on a report (male)
Do we know it was a teacher? We have non teaching pastoral managers. Some of them barely scraped a couple of GCSEs. Some of the emails they send to staff and parents are sometimes cringeworthy. Looks like the sort of thing they would do. Again I don't think it's a sackable offence. Some re or training required.
I volunteered at a primary school abroad which arranged a cultural day that included a beauty pageant for the girls. With a swimwear section. I boggled.
How is it a 'fun' way? It's a horrible thing to do. They did something nearly as bad at my boys' primary school. My lovely, biddable, kind son, outstanding at maths, was given 'messiest drawer'. Lots of fun for everyone else, including the head and all the parents, who laughed at him in the leavers' assembly, I'm sure.
That's absolutely appalling @Doitforfree
I am disgusted by that.
Well obviously it depends on the category and the age of the child. A little boy being laughed at for a messy drawer is a different case to a 16 yr old who is immensely proud of "biggest strop". The kids themselves have enough nous and decency to avoid nominating any of the kids with actual conditions.