Pupils bully teachers on internet website

IGNORANT, immature and clothes that look like she got them 'from a dustbin' are just some of the ways teachers in the Weston area

IGNORANT, immature and clothes that look like she got them 'from a dustbin' are just some of the ways teachers in the Weston area are being described on an internet website.Pupils from across the town have been logging on to www.ratemyteachers.co.uk, a website which allows youngsters to 'grade' their teachers and post comments about them.Although many teachers have been praised for their good work, there are dozens of offensive messages left on the website - which can be viewed by anyone in the world.The teacher is named and rated out of five in categories such as helpfulness and clarity. The youngsters can also leave comments.Some of the comments include:* Terrible dress sense - looks like she got her clothes from a dustbin.* He is a horrible man, he shouts at the nearest person. So strict he makes you shake and spits in your face.* Rubbish! She only ever helps her favourites and ignores everyone else, apart from to have a go at them! She is very unprofessional and personally I feel she is also very immature.* He spends the whole time shouting at people and never teaches, worst teacher I have ever had.* All he cares about is his own appearance. He wants himself to look good and doesn't care for us students at all.One teacher also came under fire from several students who appear to expect to be allowed to listen to music during lessons.One youngster said: "Knows his stuff but does not let u use iPods in class which is mean."The American-run website has come under fire in other parts of the world and teachers in Cornwall and Scotland say it is merely a way of allowing pupils to bully teachers.A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "If people have complaints we would rather they address us than put them on a website.


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