Thanks for your answer DIYMum!!!
DIY Mum wrote:
you can get some dire teachers at grammar schools. Afterall, from a teaching perspective, behaviour management is probably much easier at a grammar school than at a comprehensive.
This sentence made me smile.. because recently, a mum told me that the good teachers are at our local comprehensive while the 'bad' ones are at BV which is the grammar school in our local area!!!
And I have to say that during the open evening at our local comprehensive last week, I had a chat with the head of French and I have been REALLY amazed by her level. It was as if she was as fluent as me in French... except that I took the bad habit of mixing French and English because of all the years I have spent in the UK. I do far too much 'code switching' with mny children at home
. For example, I would say 'gap year' and not 'une annee sabbatique'. So her French was in a way purer than mine as she was not mixing up languages. Ok, her accent was maybe not as perfect as a French speaking person (though her 'r' were well pronounced) but I really felt that she had an very vast vocabulary and an excellent level in grammar.
However, in a grammar school I won't named, I met a head of French whose French was really ... cough...cough... surprising low for the school she's teaching in.
Now, my curiosity is aroused!! Did some parents (who know vey well the stuff taught is some departements (being fro example a teacher or being a profesionnal in that field) have been disappointed by the level of some teachers while visiting schools, especially grammar ones??