A mother shared her frustration after her son’s teacher constantly got the wrong name after teaching her for two years.
The woman went to the parental forum Mumsnet ask other parents what they thought about it.
In an article titled Am I Unreasonable “To Expect My Son’s Teacher to Get His Name?” She asked if she should email her teacher again.
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She wrote: “My son has had the same teacher for 2 years in a row – and she still spells his name wrong. It’s not just misspelled – it’s a different name. He’s pretty upset about it. J reported the error several times but he had his report card and it’s still typed wrong.
“It’s not a difficult name either. He’s only a few weeks old from her, should I drop it or should I send him another email?
Many parents replied that she was not unreasonable and that she should definitely get back to her about it. “
One mom wrote, “Send him. It’s terrible,” and a second added, “Send him. Really poor that the teacher doesn’t know his name after 2 years.”
A third parent commented: “I would probably be bloody enough to send the report back and say they gave you someone else’s report because there is no name for your son. above. But, I can be a stubborn jerk. ** uh!
Another parent who was also a teacher said getting the wrong name was “really horrible”.
She wrote: “Surely the report should have been proofread and this error pointed out… it’s really horrible! I would definitely contact them to tell them again and this is from a teacher, but I’m hard to get the names right. “
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The original poster later added: “I told him about it before, and I also emailed him tagging it in the director. I always correct the name on his reading transcript etc. too and I Underline it in red so that she can see it.It is primary school year 4 and 5.
“Before that he had another teacher who always spelled it correctly. Honestly, it’s not a difficult name. It’s typed on his report but written on other things that come home.
“It upsets him every time he shows me something with the wrong name. He even told her himself that it was wrong. I wondered if she was doing it on purpose to upset me.”
One parent said he went so far as to say it was a form of bullying.
They said, “It borders on bullying your child – you have pointed it out over and over and in many ways and he pointed it out and she blatantly ignores you and upsets a child for whom she has pastoral responsibility.
“For a teacher, this is outrageous – she has had 30 children in the last two years, there is absolutely no excuse. No matter what her name is, she should make the effort to learn and remember – the fact that she doesn’t have one means that she is either incredibly stupid, very lazy, or deliberately confusing you. Complain, in writing – not in a “point it out to the principal” way, in a way “A formal written complaint to which I expect an appropriate response”.
However, a few parents thought she should give up.
Another teacher commented, “I would say you have to let go in high school. Teachers have hundreds of names of children to remember and it is really tricky. I have two completely amazing daughters in one of my classes and I still confuse them. They always apologize and luckily for me are very forgiving. “
One parent said, “Your son will have this all his life. I’m in my 30s and still have to correct people… Constantly.