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Iam realllyyyy fucking pissed off, I ave come on ere to swear.

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ApocalypseCheeseToastie Tue 07-Dec-10 08:19:33

Having battled through shitty black ice for the past few weeks to get the kids to school, (they have transport buses) the school has closed due to around 3 inches of snowfall, for fuuuuuuucccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkssssssssssss sakeeeeeeeee !!!!

It's a bloody insult, I can remember sitting huddled round bunsen burners wearing coats, and hats when I was a girl in secondary because we were snowed in and the heating had packed up, pah !!

MrManager Tue 07-Dec-10 08:26:02

Why didn't you check the internet or the radio?

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Tue 07-Dec-10 08:29:30

I have, that's how I know they're bloody shut, the teachers on my facebook ave been crowing all morning too hmm

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 07-Dec-10 08:41:53

I am missing your point. Sorry. Are you cross because the school has closed or because the teachers are 'crowing' on facebook?

Ooopsadaisy Tue 07-Dec-10 08:51:46

I am with you Apocalype.

My dcs are older so school closures are not such an issue for me as I can still go to work but I remember those days.

The teachers are unprofessional if they are crowing on facebook. They should be working from home, contacting their pupils by email/phone to ensure so part of the curriculum is missed.

If I miss work becuase of weather I am (quite rightly) expected to work from home and remain professional about the situation.

Ooopsadaisy Tue 07-Dec-10 08:52:48

Sorry - above should read -

ensure no part of the curriculum is missed.

Doh!

dracschick Tue 07-Dec-10 08:54:54

duvets and hot choc anyone?

diddl Tue 07-Dec-10 08:56:41

Can I join in?

Weather hasn´t been too bad here, plus my kids are well within walking distance.

Yesterday my 2 had a day off due to teacher training.

Then we discovered that the county had closed all the schools due to bad driving conditions.

Yet for us it was the least bad day to date!

Today they are open & we have freezing fog & frozen slush!

Fortunately here paths have to be kept clearso it is safe to walk/bike on them-albeit carefully!

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Tue 07-Dec-10 08:56:44

I ave two on my bookface who I have been friends wit for yrs, we went school together they merrily let me know, they arent either dcs teachers tho, and no, am not annoyed by that, the fact that we barely have any snow to justify it closing is what's tickled my pickle today. Humph

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Tue 07-Dec-10 08:58:08

Seriously, it's a pitiful amount sad

borderslass Tue 07-Dec-10 09:00:50

DS's school is still off but his is specialist staff and high child to staff ratio, he's pissed off now but he'll have college tomorrow as he goes to the local one once a week.

LadyintheRadiator Tue 07-Dec-10 09:02:59

I suppose the HT must have missed the memo about consulting you regarding closures, in which case YANBU (though I see you didn't ask wink

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Tue 07-Dec-10 09:04:38

it's not fairrrrrrrrrr !

uggmum Tue 07-Dec-10 09:09:55

To be honest I am in a mood today. The pavements are covered in ice it's really dangerous. The dcs have had a week off school and I could swear all day.

Limara Tue 07-Dec-10 09:13:20

I'm 'on one' today as well! My kids are knackered.

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Tue 07-Dec-10 09:15:59

that's what i'm griping at, we had awful slushy ice for ages and school remained open, now we have snow (3 inches, dp measured it [fblush) which is much easier to walk on and it's bloody shut !

I'll swear with you uggmum grin

Vassia Tue 07-Dec-10 10:09:04

Ooopsadaisy, as a former teacher, I would just like to point out, that working from home and "contacting their pupils by email/phone" is HIGHLY inappropriate for teachers. The teaching council clearly states that contacting pupils outwith school via email/mobiles is not an option, best avoided at all costs. And at the end of the day, when you have prepared lessons, and done all your marking for the next day and it turns out to be a surprise day off, you are perfectly entitled to be a little bit happy about it.

Most teachers won't be going anywhere anyway with the weather being this bad. I know of one who was in a car accident yesterday and still made it to school, and another who had to sit in her car on the motorway til 2am this morning. So for them to be excited about not having to go to work today is fair enough. PS I made it in to work today. And I agree, this weather is a complete pain in the arse.

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Tue 07-Dec-10 10:16:28

I AM NOT BOTHERED ABOUT TEACHERS BEING EXCITED, I AM BOTHERED THAT 3 INCHES OF SNOW HAS SHUT THE SCHOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

In fact we're having a meeting in the park, to sulk and sledge down the cenotaph hill

kathyb1 Tue 07-Dec-10 11:36:26

i clean house for a teacher.

she was off work 'due to the snow' and she went off in the car to a pub in town to have lunch.

i carried on, while my teenage daughter was at home worrying about failing her french exam due to missing lessons.

so i KNOW it's all bollocks!

on a recent 'training day' she came home at 12 pm and sat in front of the telly writing xmas cards.

maddy68 Tue 07-Dec-10 11:46:32

kathy that might well be however, while you are at home writing xmas cards in the evening, I bet that teacher was marking assessing, planning, attending productions, attending awards evenings, organising proms, school trips etc.
A teacher averagely works around 70+ hours a week, thats why the teachers PPA has been introduced.
she was proably niot able to work with you in the house or felt awkward doing so with you there, so she did it a different time.

kathyb1 Tue 07-Dec-10 11:48:09

maybe you are right maddy - point taken

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 07-Dec-10 11:52:48

I only just read kathy's post. I am very glad that she has recanted, my DH is a teacher and works bloody hard. Like maddy said, he does work 70+ hours a week and during the holidays.
Teachers are human despite DD thinking they are not. She should know better.

kathyb1 Tue 07-Dec-10 12:05:40

i know that there are teachers working really hard out there, but are they all so committed?
or is it all a bit of a smokescreen to protect the weak ones?

my DD's school was in special measures because many of the staff were doing such a crap job - the catchment is really strong & there are v few children with special educational needs - but the bad teachers at her school still get the same respect/pay as the teachers who work really hard & are excellent.

Maybe teachers should be payed according to their Ofsted results - a cat amongst the pidgeons.....

The school is now doing much better, thank God, due to government intervention, but none of the teachers have payed the price the children have for a poor education.

kathyb1 Tue 07-Dec-10 12:34:17

by the way i am not at all anti-teacher:

my mum, grandma, auntie were all teachers.
i am a qualified teacher too.

i know it can be a real vocation.

BUT, my mum NEVER missed a day of teaching due to 'weather' - she just moved near her school to avoid problems - which did mean a sacrifice for us all.

she and my aunty have since worked in poor schools for girls in Africa.

My mum was an outstanding teacher - she also thinks all this school closure is total skiving!!!

VinegarTits Tue 07-Dec-10 12:42:12

why is it that teachers seem to be the only people i know who cant make it to work when its snows? every other fucker seems to manage hmm

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