My philo teacher is the worst teacher ever - he doesn't have the appropriate philosophy expertise, he hardly ever turns up to lessons, and he lies so much.
He's got a bunch of my essays which I handed in about a month ago but he still didn't give them back. So what I did was last Monday I went to him to ask for them, he said he didn't have them on him, and that he'd post them to me. I said, what's the point in posting them when I'm going to be on school on wednesday for an exam. He had to give in and so he said that he'd put them in reception for me on Wednesday.
On Wednesday I went to reception and instead of getting my essays I got a note saying "I have posted your essays first thing today." I was really confused. Why post them instead of bringing them to school? Thursday passed, Friday passed, and Saturday passed with no sign of essays. One of my philosophy exams for which the essays were needed was on Monday (yesterday). After yesterday's exam, he ran off, and I had to go find him to ask him about my essays. He had prepared some elaborate excuses about how mail never arrives, and how once he posted something to iceland and it got there six months later. I asked him why he had posted them in the first place and he replied that he would forget to leave them at reception otherwise. (He didn't forget to leave the note).
Now it is Tuesday. He said that if I didn't receive them today that I should email him and tell him and he'd post me copies of my essays (he'd of course taken copies, he says). But my exam is soon and I doubt I will get them now.
What is going on?
What to do, what to do?
yeah, i get teachers like that. Have you thought about talking to the head?
One of our politics teachers confiscated a ball and told the guy that he had taken it from that he didn't have when he blatantly did and never gave it back...
Tell him that you NEED them for your exam, and that he is jeopardising your A Level.
Document exactly what has been said/done by who and when - create a timelog with dates and rough times. It makes making these sorts of complaints much more straightforward.
Then send it to him and ask him to agree to it's accuracy and add in any actions that you didn't include (ie he could mention the time he posted your essays and also which post box he sent them from).
If he is BSing about sending the papers off and has lost them (which I'm afraid looks likely) then he'll probably balk at being asked to state in writing that they've been sent and he has copies.
He's an adult and a teacher and should therefore know better than try to dodge responsibility. - showing him a timetable of events and getting him to agree it's accuracy will prbably be enough to scare him into either producing the papers or owning up.