My daughter’s rigorous teacher has a sick bucket in the classroom, requires students to walk shoulder to shoulder against the wall, and requires them to always smile.
A TEACHER in the United Kingdom has been dubbed the “toughest” because of his army-style restrictions, which include forcing students to walk with their shoulders against the walls.
Controversial Barry Smith, a teacher at De Lisle College in Loughborough, has enraged parents by allegedly placing vomit buckets in the classroom, among other drastic modifications.
Parents have reportedly reacted negatively to the previous headmaster’s entrance, with some claiming that students are being made to smile at staff.
Mr. Smith is believed to have been invited to the Catholic secondary school on a temporary basis to assist in the smooth transfer of students between courses.
In May of this year, Mr Smith was featured on an ITV News investigation into his unique tactics while teaching at a failing inner-city school in London.
He is said to confiscate phones, put sick buckets in classrooms for sick children, recommend 9.30 p.m. bedtimes, and require students to look staff in the eyes when speaking.
Mr Smith was also in the spotlight while working as the headmaster of Great Yarmouth Charter Academy in Norfolk, where he was credited with turning the school around until resigning last year.
Parents at De Lisle College stated that a “new discipline regime” was implemented that corresponded to his ways.
“Children are being asked to perform all sorts of things, such as walking with both shoulders against the wall,” she told LeicestershireLive.
“I don’t know how that’s feasible.” They are also required to smile at instructors and staff all of the time, or face detention.
“The kids are perplexed, and I’m perplexed.” We were not alerted, and neither were the students. I don’t know about other parents, but I’m not pleased.
“I had no prior knowledge of any disciplinary difficulties at the school.”
Another parent stated that the “De Lisle smile” is a term that has been used at the school since the new teacher’s arrival.
“Staff are saying this to students in the corridor!” he said. I’m heartbroken because I sent my child to school without thinking she’d be pulled aside for not smiling.
“She’s a joyful girl who only grins when something makes her happy!”
“It is evident that he has brought with him some extremely rigid behavior regulations,” another enraged parent remarked. It was said to one girl that the way she folded her arms was impolite.
“My own daughter is nervous about going back to school, despite the fact that she is a good student who has never had any complaints about her behavior.
“I was surprised that the school had brought in such a controversial figure when she explained who the visitor was.”
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