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Has anybody considered the disruptive child may have ADHD or autism or some other medical issue that either hasn't been diagnosed or isn't being treated appropriately? I have a friend with a child who has only just been diagnosed with both of the above-mentioned issues but her parents tried to get help (and a diagnosis) for over a year. I appreciate a disruptive child can be detrimental to the whole class but maybe that mum needs some support rather than being labeled as a poor parent. Just my two cents worth...
Unfortunately, 2nd (NT) child is displaying same behaviour issues.
The Headmaster needs to kick up about this. I know when I was teaching any Headmaster who did not put up with this sort of thing ran a good school, with good discipline, and happy productive teachers, with well performing students.
Those who said they could not do anything had all sorts of bad behaviour quite common: from bullying teachers to toxic behaving students.
And it gets worse, not better, until strong action is taken.
This is the perspective of an ex teacher from a public system.
The cost to all the other children in the class is horrendous. The teacher will not have any time to teach, all their time will be spent trying to control or pacify the trouble making child.
Schools are being made to contain ( I was going to say "manage") children who are so disturbed they should not be in a normal school system.
But it is impossible to manage them in what is supposed to be a "learning" environment.
Have child services been called about this ? It certainly needs to be escalated if the school personnel are at their wits end, and the department are abdicating their responsibilities.
And the parent likely needs professional help.
Possibly "A Current Affair" ?
Unfortunately in this modern world that seems to be the only "complaints system" that works. Organisations seem to have no internal complaints system that actually fixes problems, and don't take any action until they are publicly embarrassed into doing so.
Its just abdication of responsibility.
Foreign aid should stop and those funds should be put into support for children who need it. Simples.
As a parent of a child who's disruptive and constantly in trouble at school, it's really stressful. Your judgement isn't helpful. Teachers work together with parents and other health professionals (including child mental health if needed) to come up with solutions to keep a child engaged in school and behaviors kept to a minimum.
I'm aware it's stressful on everyone else, but really what are your complaints going to achieve for the child in question, who also legally needs to attend school?
Eg depression, odd etc can mean the school can access funding and a teacher's assistant.
Adhd diagnosis even medicated, cannot.
My son had an autistic, non verbal, violent child in his kindy class. Several times a day the children would be evacuated to the class next door to escape the violent behaviour. At school level there was nothing that could be done. They’d follow procedure, call the child’s parents, but the parents would always blame the teacher saying they must have done something to set him off. The other parents eventually went to education dept with complaints and the child was removed. My son at age three should not have had to witness violent behaviour and be afraid of going to school. Other kids should not be disrupted by one kids constant bad behaviour. It’s sad for the child as he needed help and no one was giving it to him.
If it’s Australia there is little the principle can do except keep suspending them. It’s a sad situation, we are experiencing it in high school. The other kids including your own will build resilience. This is life unless you put your kids in a private school but they have their own issues too.
It can be quite powerful to go to your regional office or equivalent, that is, above the headmaster.
There are sometimes regional resources, like ED units, which can be utilised in extreme cases.
It varies from state to state of course.
Look at the book "Lost at school" by Ross Greene. Also "The explosive child" by Ross Greene and"The B Team" on Facebook.