30/03/2011 11:12 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Bungling Teacher's Email Report Littered With 14 Mistakes

Teacher's email report littered with 14 mistakes An outraged mum has complained to her daughter's school after a bungling teacher emailed a report littered with FOURTEEN spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

The form tutor, from Gleed Girls' Technology College in Spalding, Lincs, sent the email to the mother of the un-named pupil after she was unable to attend a parents' evening.

The spelling mistakes included 'requriements', 'occaisions', 'ativities' and 'everning' as well as a clutch of misplaced apostrophes and missing letters.

The angry mum, who has asked not to be named to protect her daughter's identity, said:
'What concerns me most is that this teacher is supposed to be responsible for raising my daughter's educational standards.

'If her standards are that low, how can she expect my daughter's to be high? By the time I got to the third paragraph I'd noted five mistakes. I would always check an email before I clicked send.I am very happy with the school in all other aspects of their dealings with my daughter. But I just received this email and was shocked at how poorly written it was.'

The school's headteacher, Liz Shawhulme, said there were 'no excuses' for the mistakes, telling reporters: 'I am shocked by the number of mistakes, many of which appear to be typos, in this communication. It was obviously written in haste and not checked but this is no excuse and I will be contacting the parent to apologise personally.'

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