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    Default WWYD: friend teaching at son's school

    Just interested in hearing experiences of your good friend teaching at your kids school.
    Does it get awkward/messy? What happens when they actually teach their class (small school)?

    A very good friend has just gotten a job at the local primary school where I want to send my son. I'm feeling a bit funny about it. She is an excellent teacher but not sure how I feel about her potentially teaching my son, I don't want it to effect our friendship.

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    depends on what kind of person your friend is. I mean for eg: my SIL works at a school where another friends 2 kids go and she has taught both children over time.. SIL's kids and the friends kids had a falling out so SIL has decided to sever the friendship but had then come over to our place to say how ''dumb'' the ex-friends kids are. I was not impressed one bit. Firstly it's totally unprofessional and rude and second, these kids whether they are ''dumb'' or not they certainly have 500% more manners than SIL'S kids do. I changed the subject when she kept talking about the kids cos I was getting irritated at her immaturity and lack of respect.

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    How small of a school, is it likely she will teach? Is it a conflict of interest

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    I live in a small town and aunts teach their nieces and nephews and the teachers are all friends with the parents and it's fine. They're professionals and we as parents respect boundaries.

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    One of my parents best friends taught me in primary school. Didnt have any issues ....

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    Default WWYD: friend teaching at son's school

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    I live in a small town and aunts teach their nieces and nephews and the teachers are all friends with the parents and it's fine. They're professionals and we as parents respect boundaries.
    Yes I grew up in that situation, many of my friends were taught by their parents even. My aunty taught me for some classes and then I'd go play at friends houses and see my teachers there, over the back fence were my cousins houses lol.

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    I teach in a small school, and teach lots of my local friends kids. I try to keep it professional and only deal with issues during school time. I have not had any problems so far. When I return from from leave next year, I will most likely be teaching my ds1 at times, that will be tricky.

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    I grew up in the situation where many of my friends parents were teachers, my Mum was a CRT.

    I work in a situation where I am very friendly with a lot of the parents at school.

    My children are in a situation where their Aunt works at their school, and a few of their friends' parents also teach.

    No conflicts of interest whatsoever- in fact I find it creates more of a community atmosphere.

    ETA: I also do intend on eventually trying to get a job at my kids' school, once they stop advertising for cheap graduates and go for real quality

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    My friends step dad taught my sister and I with no issues at all.

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    I've taught several of my friend's kids over the years. Always been pretty easy. Even with kids who were a little difficult.
    There's never been a conflict of interest. We never discuss school and the kids when socializing and if we're chatting at school I'll often say. .. I'm putting my 'teacher hat' on for a minute. .. Can we talk?
    Very easy. Actually. ..I kind of like it.

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