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Mum's fury at teacher's 'rude' and 'outrageous' home-schooling scolding

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Following the closure of schools due to coronavirus, many parents have now turned teacher as they try their hand at home-learning.

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Apart from the kids of key workers, all children are now at home - and different parents are taking different approaches to these unprecedented times.

Some are going off curriculum and using the opportunity to teach their kids about the wildlife in their back garden and cooking, others are sticking to programmes of work set out by the school. 

Many teachers are continuing to teach the school curriculum to pupils online through forums and online platforms.

But one mum who was trying to follow the school's plan was left furious by the comment her child's teacher made about the workload.

Writing on the parenting website Mumsnet, she wrote: "Congratulating the 10 kids who completed the assignment and giving their names. And then in block caps:


"Rude much?!! And no, their school isn’t open for key workers before anyone jumps on me and says how busy she must be."

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One mum took to Mumsnet to vent her frustration (Image: Mumsnet)

But her message was met with a mixed response, with some saying the teacher was "very very rude" and "outrageous", but others believing the comment was fair. 

One of those to replied was another teacher who thought it was rude, and wondered why they would be trying to teach new content to students at this time anyway.

They wrote: "That’s dreadful. I’m shocked that a teacher would send that message."

Another mum commented: "I’m struggling to see what the problem is if your child completed the work".

A fourth said: "I'm not surprised. Cut the teacher some slack. I bet they will have pressure from above to ensure students are completing the work set.

"If I was you I'd email the head of department or head of year explaining that you have prioritised your child's mental wellbeing this week. It might make the leadership team think".

And another agreed: "What would you want the teacher to say? They have a curriculum to stick to. There has to be some give and take on both sides."

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