Sorry I think this is more of a rant than anything. I teach a very low ability group who will be sitting GCSEs next year. I have been teaching for 10 years (9? 11? who knows! it's been AGES!) I have marked externally for 7 years. I think it's fair to say - i know my subject. I have one boy recently moved down to my class whose parents refuse to accept that he belongs in this low ability set. I feel undermined at every turn. "Can he move up?" No. "What can he do to improve?" Everything i've told him. Now they want to see my marking and TBH, I've had an absolute gutsful. I appreciate they want the best for their son - I do too. But I am sick of being made to feel like I don't know how to do my job. He is low ability in my subject. There is nothing more I can do for him. I'm so fed up. ARGH!