Ryan: My teacher is bullying me, what to do?
About a few months ago, i wanted to do mandarin instead of german as a subject. Throughout the 3 years i been at my school, i have always been the worst in my class, and most probably the year, at german. I wanted to do mandarin because i grew up with east asian languages (korean, cantonese, etc) so i find mandarin really easy to pick up.
When the head of languages heard, the head of german and languages (not my teacher) arranged a meeting for me to talk about it. when i was there, she did a huge arrogant sigh and acted really rude and told me i was wasting her time even though she arranged it! She then got really annoyed and immature at me for wanting to drop german and wouldn’t allow me to get taught by the mandarin teacher even though she was willing to teach. (My mandarin teacher is only allowed to teach the upper years (17-18yrs olds) because my school thinks it is too hard for younger people to learn it.
My german headteacher told me repeatedly that i would never be smart enough to learn mandarin and should give up (even though im predicted A’s for all my other GCSE’s). And since im not chinese, i shouldn’t bother.
So in that term’s exam, i didn’t revise at all and deliberately messed it up so it can maybe persuade them further to drop the language. They got annoyed at that and i learned my lesson.
Now i have to accept that i can’t do mandarin, but in the exam i just completed last week, we had to write about a school trip we went on. i haven’t been on any school trips and neither has my friends so a lot of us just made up stories. i flicked though my german dictionary which we were issued during the exam to find the most longest, fancy german word. The word was polar bear which had loads of letters in. I then wrote a story about me taking a trip to the arctic by boat, eating fish, seeing lots of polar bears and flying back by plane.
After exam week, before it was marked my german headteacher came up to me, and said ‘oh it’s not going to take long writing your short story is it?’ Like she was anticipating i was going to do bad, which i found really negative and rude of her. I thought i done well because i included lots of fancy words such as eskimo, polar bear, igloo and buildings.
But when my german headteacher marked it, she was really cross because i wrote 150 words below the what i was meant to (i was meant to write 300 words but i wasn’t the only one to write few words) and because i never was taught the word for ‘arctic’, so she thought i just didn’t take that exam seriously, even though we were given a dictionary in the exam!. So she complained to the head of education about it but he was really understanding about it all considering he knew that i find german really tough. But he said that i should try hard. Seeing i wasn’t told off badly (probably), my headteacher persistently called my psycho parents all week and complained to them how bad i did, and how i wrote about killing polar bears (what?? i never wrote that!) so she said that she demanded a letter of apology and gave me a two hour long detention at the end of this term.
My parents said i have to write this letter and i have to do what they say otherwise my dad will go ballistic and whack me in the face and kick me a bit. I don’t know why i have to because i don’t know what i had done wrong! im still stuck and i thought i’ll ask here if anyone else has some advice they would like to share? Should i tell my head of eduction guy about my german headteachers attitude? if you were wondering, my german teacher’s has the same attitude, but she’s leaving next year and i will get a new one next year. The german headteacher has already written my parents a letter that i had better do well with the new one. (which was written like a threat)
Thanks for reading
Should i tell my Head of education teacher about her putting me down all the time?
Answers and Views:
Answer by uuchurchlady
Too bad about the crappy policies at your school but where is the question. You have no choices if your parents won’t take you out of that school.