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What would you do

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Mad dog, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Mad dog

    Mad dog New commenter

    if a group of year 9s from the school you were doing teaching practice at knocked on your front door at 8:00 at night and started taking the rise out of you, verbally assaulting you etc?

    I have to give someone some advice on the matter but have no idea what to say
  2. Inform the School / Police / Unions.
  3. Behave in as teacher-y a manner as possible...not react but calmly tell them their abuse was unacceptable and if they didn't go away the police would be called.
    Dignity at all times in such a situation methinks.
    I'd also mention it to the Head or a member of SLT the next day.
  4. As the previous poster said, tell them to go home it is seriously unacceptable behaviour. Call police if they do not leave.
    I would also inform the HT ad be looking for him to interview the students, contact the parents and have them in individually to a meeting where this anti social behaviour is discussed and discouraged.
    My reasononing would be that it is totally unacceptable and can only have been intended as threatening. Secondly some of the parents may be blissfully unaware that their offspring are moving in circles that do this sort of thing. Also the whole thing event and action taken should be written up and put in the kids files.
    Educating children includes socialising them and not to inform the parents will only store problems for the future.
  5. chicabonita

    chicabonita New commenter

    Out of school, aren't you a private citizen anyway? Just as if these kids were doing this to their next-door neighbour rather than a teacher, it's threatening and abusive behaviour and I wouldn't hesitate in calling the police. They don't deserve protecting from the real effects of their behaviour.
  6. I would have called the Police. Everyone has a right to feel safe in their own home; these kids should know that it's unacceptable to track someone down and verbally abuse them, but as they clearly either aren't aware or don't care, there needs to be a strong consequence.
  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I've had similar happen to me. I live in the catchment area. Took us 18 months to actually see and recognise the perpetrator (kicking our front door manically every week or so and running away with hoodie pulled up). The night we saw (the face) who it was we tracked him down and chapped his door. His Dad answered and was raging upon hearing about what his son had been doing. End of problem.
    It was a risky strategy of course, because often, the parents are much more mental than the kids.
  8. I had an incident where a group of students made comments to my daughter who was about 2 at the time. I talked to my HOD the next morning and she insisted that I reported it. I went to the deputy head who took it seriously. The student who was the ring leader, was leaving a couple of days later on a managed move so there was a limit to what the school could do but they offered to send the community police officer to have words with her.
    I would echo what others say about calling the police at the time but would also say report it at school.


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