Then support your child and the school!
1. Sending your child to school in Miss Sexy tight trousers is NOT appropriate. There is a school uniform that needs to be adhered to. Uniform does NOT turn all children into clones – they can use their personality to be an individual. School is for learning, not a fashion parade.
(And why would you want your 14 year daughter old to be dressing like a sl*t???)
Taking a look at the sets at school, there is a direct correlation between how smart they look and how well they do. Lower sets have a much higher percentage of kids in the wrong uniform.
2. Turn up to parents evening! Can’t make it due to work? Then email the school and ask for an update. Again, a strong correlation between those that do well at school, and their parents that turn up to parents evening or contact the school.
Only 30% of my bottom set Y11 class had a parent that wanted to speak to me. 90% of my 2nd set wanted to attend.
3. Check if your child has done their homework. If they haven’t, offer them help, or at the very least provide them with a quiet place to work. Yet again, those children who have supportive parents who care if their homework is done are the ones who do well.
4. Support the school. If your child has been a little sh*t, then let the school punish them, and support the decision the school makes. We don’t give detentions out for fun, as they require people to supervise them – time is precious to teachers.
Those parents who are happy for me to give their kids after school detentions when work hasn’t been done are the ones that find their kids quickly learn that doing the work is an easier option.
Disagree with the school? Don’t b*tch about it to your child – discuss it with the school and come up with an alternative solution. It is important to show a united front.
What’s that old fashioned saying? A child is a reflection of their parents? Having been to quite a few parents evenings, I can usually tell what a parent is like just by knowing the child.
Always give your child the best education you can give them.