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I'm going back to work in 2 weeks...

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Spagbol88 Sat 16-May-20 20:21:58

I teach year 12's and they are also due back on 1st June. The government slipped it in to their guidelines a couple of days after the announcement by Boris.
I'm happy to go back to work (although I've been working since lockdown - sending work and marking every day. Not to mention working out grading for current year 13's) but as this is post compulsory education, why are the government so keen for them to go back.
I completely disagree with primary aged pupils going back too by the way. But year 12's don't need to go back do they? I know that in September things won't magically be fixed, but at least by then we may be further along with adapting classrooms etc.
My classroom is tiny and can only fit around 6 students in with social distancing. Whereas 15 of my students in one class have said they are definitely coming in. They probably miss their friend which is fair enough but Where's the sense of safety? Just seems bonkers to me!

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Lifeisabeach09 Sat 16-May-20 21:04:47

Isn't this school dependent? Has your school confirmed this?
My DD's primary is only staying open for keyworker children after June 1st. Year's R, 1 and 6 won't be going back as the school as said they don't have the staff and playground space to ensure social distancing.

Lifeisabeach09 Sat 16-May-20 21:05:29

*excuse the typos

Spagbol88 Sat 16-May-20 21:30:59

I'm not sure. I work in England and the college feel compelled to open as that what the government wants. Seems bonkers to me though. To make it harder, I live in Wales where the rules are different.

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Spagbol88 Sat 16-May-20 21:31:45

We are definitely opening as it stands. I had to email all of my students yesterday to get definite numbers so we can plan classrooms

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Shannaratiger Sat 16-May-20 21:35:43

Same here. I'm a lunchtime assistant. Not sure how I'm going to help the kids cut their dinners up from 2 metres away?

Spagbol88 Sat 16-May-20 21:42:16

From what my deputy head said, social distancing hasn't been mentioned for those working in schools. But it had for other workplaces. Just ridiculous. Wish I worked in Wales now sad

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Lifeisabeach09 Sat 16-May-20 23:36:56

You need clarification, Spagbol. Are you in a union?

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