A school has told its pupils to break with tradition and address their teachers by their first name.
Children have been told they should now informally address teachers as part of a term-long trial.
The pupils at Boughton-under-Blean and Dunkirk Primary school in Faversham, Kent have been ordered to abandon using teachers’ surnames with the title of either ‘Mr’, ‘Ms’ or ‘Mrs’ in front of it.
Oh that’s really going to re-inforce discipline in the classroom. And why are they using Mr, Ms, or Mrs. When I was at school (Alright, the memory is fading into the fog of old age), the correct form of address was “Sir” or “Miss”.
And the very next paragraph
Now school bosses say they hope the trial will “enhance the relationship” between the kids and their mentors.
Are they not proud of the word “Teacher” anymore? And why do you need to “enhance the relationship” anyway. FFS. You’re paid by the public to Bloody Teach.
In my opinion, there should always be a strict line between the teacher and the child. How else can discipline be maintained? But then this is the era of a failed education system where anything goes, except teaching and discipline.
And trying to keep his options open the Head teacher, Hugh Greenwood adds.
'Obviously we are just trying it out and if it doesn’t work we will refer back to the traditional custom.'
No Hugh. You opened a can of worms. You’ll have great difficulty cramming them back in. I learned as a parent that kids exploit weakness in a way that would make Attila the Hun look like a Monk.
I hope Hugh reads the comments following the article. If he does he might rethink his policy sharpish.