992 users online (189 members and 803 guests)  

Websleuths News

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    "Sir, itís just bantaaah!" 'Bullying' banter ban costs job

    Teacher who banned using the word 'banter' in his class because it was 'an excuse for bullying' leaves his job

    A supply teacher who banned the word 'banter' in his classroom because it 'encouraged bullying' has left his job - and says he feels like he was 'forced out'.

    Mike Stuchbery, 35, stepped down from Lynn Grove High School in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, [UK] after claiming his teaching agency phoned him to say his services were 'no longer required'.
    'Banter, once a term that was used to signify "light-hearted joking, a gentle ribbing of a friend", now seems to be a catch-all term for any sort of off-colour or inappropriate behaviour,' he wrote.

    'If I catch somebody nicking someone’s pencilcase, calling another student a derogatory name or thumping them on the back, nine times out of ten I’ll be met with a "Siiiiir, it’s just bantaaaaaaaah!"'.
    TV shows such as The Inbetweeners and Bad Education have spawned catchphrases such as 'Bantanamo Bay', 'Archbishop of Banterbury' and 'Bantom of the Opera'
    much more at Daily Mail link

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    On Battleship Hill
    Just awful. The thought police at work.
    England's dancing days are done...

Similar Threads

  1. USA gymnast Gabby Douglas: Twitter bullying "really hurtful"
    By BetteDavisEyes in forum Bullies and Stalkers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-15-2016, 01:42 PM
  2. She's close to..."home", "hope", "holts"...
    By Pink Panther in forum Caylee Anthony 2 years old
    Replies: 247
    Last Post: 08-05-2015, 05:25 PM
  3. Stunning anti bullying video "To This Day"
    By Chewy in forum Bullies and Stalkers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-12-2013, 05:38 PM
  4. GUILTY TX - Dr. Calvin Day for sexual assault of patient, San Antonio, 2013
    By wfgodot in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-27-2013, 10:02 AM
  5. Replies: 66
    Last Post: 11-06-2011, 02:11 AM