After school, I always have a 10 minute meeting with someone from my tutor group, just to ask who they’re getting on and set them targets. It’s compulsory. If they miss it, they get a 10 minute detention. Simples!
First day back, before I’d put the new list up, this boy asks if it’s him that day, as he missed his last term due to being ill. As I had to re-print the list, I said that was fine, put the new list up on the wall, and said I’d see him after school.
No show! I checked with the teacher he had last thing, and he was indeed there…
2 days later in tutor time, I hand him a detention slip, along with the other girl who missed hers the day before too.
He then sends this ranting email to his mum, calling me an idiot and claiming I know nothing, going on and on about having to leave school early for football. His mum then sends a HUGE long email at the end of the day telling me I’m out of order, then another HUGE email 10 minutes later, then ANOTHER huge email at 6pm. I didn’t reply, as I was in a meeting until 6pm!
The next morning, I get a 2 page hand written letter also ranting.
The football thing was the day AFTER he missed his meeting, so I let the head of year reply, stating this. Queue another long email, ranting and changing the story to how he knew nothing about this meeting, and yet he apologised to me for missing the one the term before when he was ill.
Hmmmm, so he can remember apologising, but can’t remember the sentence or three AFTER that asking if he could have the meeting that day. Is this kid lying, or has something seriously odd going on in his head?
The mother seems just as crazy, so I’m thinking there’s something definitely not right there. This isn’t the first time he’s claimed to have not known about things too…
It’s really annoying not being able to defend myself, and point out that I definitely DID rearrange my whole meeting list for him at his request! I even have the date and time that the file was last accessed as proof! We’re just not going to win this one against nut job mother and her lying/crazy son!
Oh well, at least the 4 emails and 2 page letter kept everyone amused!