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Journalist questions on daily briefing re schools just aren’t good enough.

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M0ck0ni0n Wed 17-Jun-20 17:22:15

When they actually ask them(which is rare)they don’t follow up when fobbed off to get any answers.

The BBC reporter today just looked bored and when he and more importantly parents didn't receive any answers to his question he just followed it up with a football question.

So sick of it and our weak government who just don’t sort this massive problem for children out.

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MarshaBradyo Wed 17-Jun-20 17:25:31

Agree

It is frustrating

Chaotic45 Wed 17-Jun-20 17:27:17

Totally agree. Where is the passion for this important issue. I find the focus on football etc really distasteful when schools have dropped off the radar.

formerbabe Wed 17-Jun-20 17:28:52

I just came on here to see if anyone else noticed that.

How completely dismissive and a pointless answer too especially when he mentioned about parents willingness to send them back. I'm perfectly happy and willing to send mine back even without social distancing. They need to open the schools so I can demonstrate my confidence.

IdratherbeinCornwall Wed 17-Jun-20 17:30:36

Totally agree.

We all need to bombard our MP with letters, the Prime Minister too.

They need to know we are angry about this.

We can complain on here but we need to complain to them.

MarshaBradyo Wed 17-Jun-20 17:30:59

MH answer - my dc at state school, 600k in yes but what about the rest. What is the plan?

FourTeaFallOut Wed 17-Jun-20 17:32:15

The fourth estate hmm

madasamarchhare Wed 17-Jun-20 17:34:53

So frustrating I can’t believe they aren’t being questioned more about schools. So non retail shops and bloody football is more important than our children’s education.

MNnicknameforCVthreads Wed 17-Jun-20 17:36:45

Agreed. So frustrating angry

MarshaBradyo Wed 17-Jun-20 18:23:24

I wrote to my MP

I was surprised how easy it was. They work for you site.

TabbyMumz Wed 17-Jun-20 18:25:33

"The BBC reporter today just looked bored and when he and more importantly parents didn't receive any answers to his question he just followed it up with a football question."
What do you expect? Hes a man.

DamitJanet Wed 17-Jun-20 18:28:05

* I was surprised how easy it was. They work for you site.*

Easy enough to write to, my (very safe Tory seat) MP never replies though, have sent him at least a dozen emails in the past.

I’m getting so frustrated with the assertion that ‘reception and years 1 & 6 are back. My school has only taken yr 6 back, with keyworker pupils, with no plans to bring back more before September. All other local schools are similar, I only know of one school that’s been able to reopen to the 3 year groups fully.

formerbabe Wed 17-Jun-20 18:31:09

I’m getting so frustrated with the assertion that ‘reception and years 1 & 6 are back

Yes it maddening isn't it if your child is in a different year, as mine are (year 4/7)

Chaotic45 Wed 17-Jun-20 18:34:20

@formerbabe yes it's maddening for the reasons you describe, but also because very few schools seem to have accommodated R, 1 and 6 anyway.

FourTeaFallOut Wed 17-Jun-20 18:52:45

There's no year 6 provision at my children's school, there is no room for them after key worker's children, reception and year 1 were prioritised.

Weepinggreenwillow Wed 17-Jun-20 19:04:06

MarshaBradyo I have written to my MP, and Gavin Williamson, and the Chrildren's Commissioner. And so far nothing. No reply. No acknowledgement. absolutely bloody nothing
We are all being ignored and it is making me so angry.

MNnicknameforCVthreads Wed 17-Jun-20 19:07:39

My MP has acknowledged my email and said he has written to GW and will come back to me he replies. This was about a week ago.

MNnicknameforCVthreads Wed 17-Jun-20 19:08:11

@FourTeaFallOut Ditto, same here.

ineedaholidaynow Wed 17-Jun-20 19:14:31

If your MP is responding can you ask when they are going to announce the big catch up plan?

I assume most journalist don't ask questions on schools because they don't really know how they work or haven't read any of the guidance that has been published (all 50 versions or whatever number we are now at!) When the extended opening was first announced, school nurseries were never mentioned in any press briefings etc, although they were actually the age group to be prioritised, because Bois never mentioned them when he first announced the eligible year groups, but they were mentioned in the first guidance published.

Aragog Wed 17-Jun-20 20:51:29

I’m getting so frustrated with the assertion that ‘reception and years 1 & 6 are back

And in many schools they aren't. The Government must surely know that!!
Our bubbles are full of Kw and vulnerable groups. They take priority and after that we can't even get reception back. We have no classrooms left and no spare rooms on site.

Bluewavescrashing Wed 17-Jun-20 20:55:54

Boris kept saying in his last briefing that more and more children are return to school each day. This is rubbish. Schools are at capacity under the guidance the government have given them. They desperately need a plan for September. Why the fuck are these people who have never set foot in a state school allowed to wreck education for so many children?! How is this happening?

MNnicknameforCVthreads Wed 17-Jun-20 21:27:42

@ineedaholidaynow

I will be emailing again tomorrow if GW not on, but surely it has to be him either tomorrow or Friday?

Agree with Bluewaves our primary school is at capacity with no year 6.

ineedaholidaynow Wed 17-Jun-20 21:29:29

One of our local schools couldn't take any of the eligible year groups as full with KW and vulnerable children

Worriedkat Wed 17-Jun-20 21:39:16

They do desperately need a plan for September. Otherwise...what? Take some days off the R and Yr 1 kids, so everyone can share by going part time? Those parents won’t be happy!

Though if the government stick to no part time kids at all, must be full time or nothing, then maybe my year 4-5 will be at home til 2021 🤷🏼‍♀️

I am beginning to be judged actually. A stranger looked at my 9 and 12 year old today in town and said “oh are you one of those too scared to send them back, you really should you know?”
shock
Boris is doing a good job of making it sound like schools are getting back to normal.

formerbabe Wed 17-Jun-20 21:45:25

I am beginning to be judged actually. A stranger looked at my 9 and 12 year old today in town and said “oh are you one of those too scared to send them back, you really should you know?

My dc are the same ages as yours. I'm desperate for them to go back...on another thread I was accused of just wanting free childcare angry I'm a sahm...I don't need the childcare. My dc need a bloody education.

September is too late for me...I want my dc to be back at school this term. It's outrageous. I feel totally betrayed as a parent by this government.

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