I dont agree with this statement at all. My mother has been a primary school teacher for 30 years, and is still required to turn in lesson plans. At her age they are more of a lesson outline, but I know she still writes them.
The point of a lesson plan is to prepare THE TEACHER for the lesson. No lesson plan = winging it. I write a lesson plan for every lesson I teach. Nothing detailed like '8:04 take out pencils". But whilst I am writing that plan I can think about the content of the lesson, the nature of the students, previous work covered, resources I require etc. A good lesson plan would also give the teacher some flexibility if some hitch should occur, i.e. activities which overrun, activities the students arent enjoying and need to be cut short.
There are a shed load of ‘teachers’ here. The word teacher is loosly translated to english speaker. But I doubt many of them have experience teaching in their own country let alone anywhere else. You could simply fire the ones who wont do what you ask, and promote the ones who will. Either that or do some proper management of your staff, and train that feral git how to do his/ her job to your standards. No lesson plan = no money = fuck off.
You wrote: Right in front of a large group of parents. Fun and games are fine but anyone with half a brain could figure out.
Set guidelines. Is it ok to play volleyball in your school when there are no parents around? Are you mad? If so, how can you expect that teacher to know that you dont like volleyball to be played when the parents are around. He may feel he is promoting a ‘friendly’ environment. Unless you have emplyed ‘hell-boy’ i suggest that you too are partly to blame. Its no good shutting the gate after the horse has bolted. Manage your staff ski, as you are the manager. My manager doesnt support me very well, and I have to constantly remind him of things that need doing, i.e. buying resources for displays etc, but he will suddenly request that each child make a c.d. to give their mother etc with little warning. It hacks me off, and makes me feel more inclined to do a half assed job. I wouldnt, but thats just me. Your afrikaans boy is running wild and you are bitching about it. Get the picture? Do your job more effectively, and maybe he will do the same.