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Reynard

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Reynard says:

Schools,

why is that once again there are over 4000 schools closed.? Took a 3 mile drive through untreated narrow country roads covered in snow and ice into the local town, and guess what?, all the shops are open. So why not the schools? Do school staff reside in some parallel universe to the rest of us, or is just another excuse to have a 'jolly' at everyones expense?..

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

OK....

On reflection,  I might have sounded a little harsh about teachers. 

Beaconsman - no offence about the 'anonymous' post intended mate.

ANichol - One school I attended was a real throwback, like something from a Charles Dickens novel.  Horrendous place.   But none of this is about me either (or you, or Beaconsman) - it wasn't my intention to personalise anything here.


I'm sympathetic to ninjachica's point about the non-academic kids too.  There is much too much emphasis put on the "brightest and the best" all the time.   The B&B will always do well - it's the 98% of the rest of them that need attention and concern.

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

posts

slow..my previous job at an FE college where most things were geared towards to A levels and uni...

I was a physics/electronics/DT Tecnician..I rolled up to carry out some work in the design tech workshop.  One of the students had a very difficult homelife, kicked by his parents etc..anyways, for some reason, myeslf and the DT teacher (ex army and Rolls Royce) took it uponourselves to help this lad out, i worked one to one with him for two years more or less, through AS DT and A2 DT..

He sent me an email not long ago, to say he had landed an apprenticeship with Siemens which enables to him to go to uni, get his degree (all paid for) and then work for Siemens..now is that a result or what?..

Slow, dont worry, Mrs B is quite a tough cookie..she has to be to do her job for 13 yrs at the same school and put up with me buying and fettling with bikes, steam engines, cars..lol..

A Nichol, some good posts which mrs b read..she is leaving at 3-15pm as i am picking her up due to our severe forecast this evening..

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

It's interesting

that there is a perception in the wider world that the focus of schools is on the birghtest and best.

Educational priorities within the industry constantly bounce between "not enough A and B grades - fix it" and "too many failures - fix it". The only way to do both is to either 'Set' subjects with a big talent disparity or 'Stream' all pupils into advanced and basic groupings.

Indusrty insiders will be screaming at me for saying that becuase setting and streaming are very unfashionable. Often because lesser-perfoming students might be that way due to home-life issues (which range from the bullshit to the heartbreaking). Having mixed sets is called "inclusion" in teaching, but is now being criticised as having gone too far the other way - which results in all lessons being dictated by the weakest / worst behaved students and 'discluding' everyone else.

Throw in the use of teachers to paper over the cracks in the under-funded social care industry ("every child matters" and, now, "safeguarding") and its really little wonder the industry is in disaray.

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Beaconsman:

"A Nichol, some good posts which mrs b read..she is leaving at 3-15pm as i am picking her up due to our severe forecast this evening.."

Clocking off early again, eh?  :wink:

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

clocing off

lol tonight she did yeah as we are expecting severe snow falls/drifting, we live in the lincs wolds and our road is not treated in and out of the village..havent got a range rover (yet) but i will have buy the end of summer..:wink:

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

Slow - clocking off early?

Aye - we're POETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Piss off early, tomorrow's saturday)

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