Monday, May 21, 2007

On The News

Autism: Alan Johnson urged to use Stephen Wiltshire as a Positive Role Model

School report calls pupil 'wally'
"A secondary school has apologised after a confidential report book which called pupils names like "ding bat" and "wally" was found lying in a street.It referred to one boy as a "ding bat" who was "away with the fairies", and another as being a "bit of a wally". One entry also said a particular boy's mother was "quite rough". The Howard School said: "We very much regret that a highly-confidential document about our students has got into the public domain... The local education authority said: "Our expectation of... written reports is that they should be based on evidence, that they should differentiate fact from opinion, and that they should be expressed in clear and professional language."

Um artigo num jornal da Inglaterra descreve o caso de um relatório escolar que chamava um aluno de “palerma”: a escola secundária desculpou-se depois de um livro confidential com relatórios que chamavam nomes aos alunos foi encontrado na rua. Uma entrada disse também que a mãe de um menino era “muito rasca”. A escola disse: “Nós temos muita pena que estes relatórios confidenciais sobre os nossos estudantes se tornaram publicos. A autoridade local de educacão disse: “a nossa expectativa… é que os relatórios escritos sejam baseados em factos, e que factos sejam diferenciados da opinião, e que devem ser expressos numa línguagem clara e profissional.”

2 comments:

Club 166 said...

"...The Howard School said: "We very much regret that a highly-confidential document about our students has got into the public domain... ..."

Yes, I'm sure they regret it. Hurts when you get caught with your panties down in public.

Tibetan Star said...

That's exactly what I thought - they're just stating the obvious, really! ;-)