Amazing, even when you're telling me what I think you still get it wrong. I have no issue with teaching being regulated by a professional body (I might get a couple more letters after my name), nor do I have a problem with the TRA being replaced by a different body. I struggle to see the relevance as, after the academy programme over the last decade, that body would have no impact on who can teach in an academy (just as it would have no impact on private schools) but whatever.Should I wager that the "utter bollocks" comment was in reference to any attempt to have teaching join the ranks of regulated professions like accountancy, surveying, insurance, law, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering to name but a few (see the full list here: List of professional associations in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia) where professionals in whom the public have to put their trust in the probity and professionalism of those individuals are given the assurance that the chartered professional is governed by a code of conduct and a code of professional ethics as well as demanding standards of professional development that has to be maintained, and breaching any of those results in them being kicked out?
Or is it the notion that parents who have little option but to trust the welfare and education of their children to this unregulated "professional Wild West" of self-preservation and self-interest (and I'm talking mostly of Heads now) could (shock horror!) complain to an independent body that doesn't deal with its own complaints, and have issues properly investigated by someone other than a tame governor and a couple of mates from the school down the road and actually be censured by the regulating body that offends so much? Are you saying then that only incompetent or corrupt solicitors, surveyors, and accountants should be held up to standards and scrutiny and that "teaching professionals" are above all that? Bceuase, you know, all teachers are above reproach when it comes to matters of fiduciary responsibility and probity, eh?
The bollocks I was referring to was this, just from your posts in this thread:
Just to sum up, you have said that 90% of the teaching workforce are intellectual dross hiding in teaching because they can't get a 'real job', a large proportion of those are totally unqualified, that children feeling they are being treated unfairly is the teacher's fault, that teachers are so fucking petty we treat children poorly if we're jealous of their intellectual capabilities and generally think your children are perfect.The other 90% [of teachers] are cnuts who can't make it in the real world, have never spent a day in their lives outside of a classroom, scraped a piss-poor quality degree from a 3rd rate institution
a lot of "teachers" these days are actually "coaches" and haven't passed either their proficiency tests or even hold a degree - let alone a teaching qualification,
He may well be acting out because he is being mistreated by one or more teachers. it can be subtle - being picked on in class for misbehaving when others are getting away with worse feeding a sense of injustice.
He may sense that a teacher/teachers dislike him. If he's bright it's as likely that some of his teachers may resent him for being more intelligent (but less educated and experienced in life) as they are and they are being passive-aggressive about it.
Speak to other parents, do some research. the kids will soon tell you who the toss-pot teachers are and why. See if any of them teach your lad, enquire about how the teachers behave, what they do, and what they say. if any of them are at fault then GO IN F*CKING HARD and expect the school to close ranks. Build up evidence, use the complaints procedure, go public on social media and the local press.
If you want to take the experiences I have personally had or been told by other teachers in one school over the last couple of weeks (necessarily vague for that professionalism thing):
Child is moved classes after persistent, repeated bullying over several months, all well-documented with multiple senior staff involved. Parent kicks off, head bends like a wet playing card, child goes back to where they were.
Child is picked up for not following school policy but teacher ignores mandated punishment. Child is picked up for not following policy for exactly the same thing next week, teacher tells child they will speak to relevant senior staff member. Parent kicks off on social media, senior staff member tells teacher off the next day for setting punishment. Teacher points out that a) parent is kicking off about a punishment that has not happened and b) said punishment is mandated by school policy which senior person helped write. The response is 'use your common sense, the parent's complaining all over social media'.
Child leaves lesson and goes on to commit criminal damage to school property. In this case the parent did not kick off but only because we luckily had CCTV footage of the criminal damage taking place.
Child makes false accusation about teacher pushing them. Fortunately senior staff actually listened when the issue was raised immediately, statements taken from other children in the class all agreed that teacher had not even approached child and was stood several metres away.
Child is repeatedly rude to teacher, teacher after responding quietly several times raises their voice to get the child's attention. Parent demands a phone call and goes on to accuse said teacher of having 'issues at home and taking it out on students'. Nothing of the sort and I know that as I spoke to the teacher involved when it happened and after said phone call.
So yes, you have said some utter bollocks. Yes, you have encouraged people to act the cunt when dealing with their children/godchildren's school. Yes, a lot of your 'advice' on this thread will achieve nothing but generating a huge amount of unnecessary work and a lot of ill-feeling. There is a time and place for kicking off about issues and that is not when the only information you have about a situation is a young child's interpretation of the situation, especially when it's not clear if the punishment was a detention, internal exclusion or fixed-term exclusion.
Edit - now I think of it, if so many of your children's teachers are lying jealous morons, why do you leave your precious offspring in their care? Why not move schools if it's that bad?