We want your children to succeed as much as you do. When you undercut us, it not only upsets us but we have to work even harder to regain students’ respect
I left school crying recently after parents’ evening. But it wasn’t a student who reduced me to tears – it was her mother.
I had just finished giving my speech about becoming who you want to be, leading by example and using lunchtime sessions to focus on learning, when I looked to her mum for support. All I got was: “She can’t work because your room is too noisy.”