Would you change schools at the end of term 3 if your child is in year 6 (12 years old) due to a teacher disregarding whatever you as the parent say. My son is really unhappy with this teacher. I had my son assessed by a Clincal Psycologist and he was diagnosed with ADHD but it does not matter to the teacher or so it seems. He treats my child like any other child in his classroom and is very strict. During class my son will put his hand up asking for help with school work, the teacher then simply looks up with very angry rolling eyes shaking his head no no no. I am really desperate and need good advice on what to do. My son hates school and would rather stay at home because he is always in trouble and the teacher does not take ADHD factor in consideration.

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Jodi - posted on 08/28/2012

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What about the Principal at the school, have you gone over the teacher's head? The teacher certainly doesn't sound like he is doing his job, and you should take it to someone higher. Personally, I wouldn't move him. I imagine he has made friends, and he is due to start high school at the end of the year? It may be less disruptive at this point to keep him where he is, but you need to speak to the school about this particular teacher.

Naudeen - posted on 08/28/2012

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Yes our little angels aren't always acting like angels and nobody is perfect either! Parents are their kids advocates, therefore I went to talk to the said teacher, who I knew will deny everything we & my child say anyway because we've had previous experience with the teacher. My husband told the teacher during term 1 that english is not his home language, but during the 2nd term the teacher came to me saying he didn't realize my child is not english! We told him and I said it to him aswell. I told him my child is ADHD but he stil suggested an assessment for something else. I went to my GP with a letter from the teacher after the dr read the said letter she actually asked if this teacher is not the problem! I then went to see a psychologist for an assessment and therapy. She adviced me that this teacher's letter sound unprofessional! There is definitely nothing wrong with my child except being ADHD. Anyway I was right the teacher did deny all allegations and all it did was upset my child further and had a meltdown Since other children could be witnesses I left it because it was enough proof to me that my child was not lying. Well, if I was the only person thinking there is something not entirely right with the teacher I wouldn't ask this question about moving a year 6 child at the end of the year either, but would still want to know if anybody went through the same experience as I am?

Jodi - posted on 08/27/2012

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Have you spoken to the teacher? From everything you described, this is information coming home from your 12 year old. I am interested in what the teacher has to say?

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