To be happy that these people are teaching DS?

(77 Posts)
DioneTheDiabolist Thu 30-Jun-16 00:49:05

DS(9) is going into yr5. It's a brilliant school in a shitty area. At least three times a year there is a school disco. With tuck shop.

I know the takings are used to fund end of year booze ups for the staff. I like their entrepreneureal(sp?) acumen.

AIBU to be happy that DS's teachers are so resourceful? Or should I be outraged and appalled that they are exploiting our children for to pay for their end of year addictions, depravity and off the clock sinfulness?

I'm torn.

Cjamm Thu 30-Jun-16 00:53:59

What? I doubt teachers get to use whatever money's raised for themselves, it's most likely spent on much needed school resources and even if it's spent on booze, as long as their by drunk in school school who cares

DioneTheDiabolist Thu 30-Jun-16 01:54:42

The most important resource DS's school has, is its teachers. A few suck, some are ok, but most of them are very good and some are brilliant.

Yes they use the money made at school discos for their boozy end of year chill outs (food is always available). And I am happy at how they fund it.

CreepingDogFart Thu 30-Jun-16 06:57:57

There's no way the teachers do this. Total crap.

isharewifinotsextoys Thu 30-Jun-16 06:59:23

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TheSolitaryBoojum Thu 30-Jun-16 07:00:47

How very unusual.
I take it that all the agreements on this are run past the governors, PTA and the rest?

branofthemist Thu 30-Jun-16 07:04:40

I think that's absolute rubbish. Although I don't mind teachers getting a night out.

A few years ago a school here paid for teachers nights and out drink. There was uproar. Now the school pays for food but no alcohol.

I don't believe this is why your school have a disco or that it's accepted by the governors and ofsted as perfectly normal and acceptable.

LottieDoubtie Thu 30-Jun-16 07:08:07

This is common place at children's activity centres- and is designed to motivate the staff not to steal eat the profits.

In a school!? No way.

Euphemia Thu 30-Jun-16 07:09:03

Rubbish.

waitingforsomething Thu 30-Jun-16 07:26:33

There is not even a 1% chance that this is what the money is going towards.

CocktailQueen Thu 30-Jun-16 07:36:09

Are you sure, OP/ At our school the money goes to the PTA and the governors and HT decides what to spend it on... sounds v unlikely.

ptumbi Thu 30-Jun-16 07:38:38

Nope, no way.

All functions at school will have any profits used to directly enhance the childrens' learning.

Any other policy would have to go past the Governors, and it would be chucked staright out, right there. Schools are for learning, not pissing up.

MeMySonAndl Thu 30-Jun-16 07:41:52

I wonder if this is true, personally I would be happier providing a case of wine for our staff parties than having to chaperon. regular discos to get them for free.

But if it is true... Absolutely shameless

VioletBam Thu 30-Jun-16 07:46:48

How do you "know" this OP? It's sounding bullcrappy to me.

bloodymaria Thu 30-Jun-16 07:47:36

Haha! Nope, nice try op.

00100001 Thu 30-Jun-16 07:51:37

How do you "*know*"?

NoFuchsGiven Thu 30-Jun-16 07:53:33

No way this is true.

trafalgargal Thu 30-Jun-16 07:56:40

And you know because the playground gossip says so?
Amazing the stuff that people tend to know as a fact that turns out to be rubbish especially parents about teachers. I'd be very certain of your facts but if you are convinced you could complain to the school.

(My bet is the reality is the school do fund an end of year thank you and having worked in a school in a challenging area realise they probably deserve it but odds are the school provide the food and a little bit of wine and the teachers provide the rest rather than the school "pay for a piss up" but that doesn't make for such good playground gossip)

trafalgargal Thu 30-Jun-16 08:01:23

By all means complain but don't moan when the discos are then cancelled because the school decide it isn't fair for the teachers to give up their time for free after school if there is going to be backlash from the playground Mafia.

manicinsomniac Thu 30-Jun-16 08:05:22

If it's a private school it could be true; they can do what they like.

Our Wedsnesday night tuck shop funds Pizza Hut for our Year 8 boarders on their last night in the school. Gets them out of our hair. Potentially not fair on the younger children funding it though. It doesn't fund our wine but we get that in abundance from the headmaster anyway - at school events too! wink

PurpleDaisies Thu 30-Jun-16 08:13:21

I know the takings are used to fund end of year booze ups for the staff

How? I'd be very surprised if that's actually true.

Believeitornot Thu 30-Jun-16 08:16:49

Usually school discos are run by the PTA and the funds used for school resources. If it is a proper PTA then they will have quite strict rules as to what they can use it for.

I would be surprised if the school used its own funds or pta funds for boozy summer lunches. Especially given where school budgets are going.

So I would suggest you find out a bit more about your pta.

And if you're so happy why bother raising a thread? Seems a bit like you're protesting too much hmm

AnotherPrickInTheWall Thu 30-Jun-16 08:19:57

What utter tosh!

Foxyloxy1plus1 Thu 30-Jun-16 08:44:32

Any end of term do I've ever been to has been funded by the staff and is for the staff. It's either been a night out at a a restaurant or everyone bring a dish and we'll have it in the staff room type thing.

Probably the only time the staff room is used tbh.

mortil2 Thu 30-Jun-16 08:48:51

Have my very first biscuit

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