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Is it normal for a school to have NO staff in to discuss exam results and possible re-sits and script returns?

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mrsrhodgilbert Tue 23-Aug-11 17:04:37

Sorry, getting a bit frustrated. In the envelope with the AS results came a sheet from the school exam officer with deadlines for applying for re-sits and asking for copies of scripts. The deadline for requesting a script is this Friday lunchtime and it has to get to the exam office. I have phoned and emailed the school and we have even been round, but there is no sign of life. It does not say what form this request for a script should take, who to make the cheque out to..... It would actually be quite nice to be able to discuss the whole concept of bothering with this. I can't risk just posting it, there are no admin. staff about. I genuinely expected some teachers/exam staff to be around, we can't be the only ones out of a 6th form of 250 to have questions. There will be staff there on Thursday for GCSE results, but they may not be the correct staff. How can there be nobody there? Rant over. Thank you.

GypsyMoth Tue 23-Aug-11 17:06:19

Nobody at outs either, try gcse result day ( Thursday here)

TeamEdward Tue 23-Aug-11 17:10:29

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YoungishBag Tue 23-Aug-11 17:11:36

Dh is secondary school teacher. Every school has an exams administrator who works the whole summer. There ought to be someone there.

He says go in Thursday and plonk yourself on the most senior person there til they get hold of the administrator.

If its a top secondary in Bedfordshire it will be him you see Thursday and the exam admin woman is off sick at that school this week grin

shineypenny Tue 23-Aug-11 17:14:25

Try tomorrow as the Exams Officer will no doubt be there preparing for Thursday. Tomorrow will be better than Thursday as there will be no GCSE students/parents around.

Hulababy Tue 23-Aug-11 17:14:30

I would imagine many schools are deserted for most of the school holidays. But exam days there will be people in - so this Thursday shpuld have the right people available.

mrsrhodgilbert Tue 23-Aug-11 18:30:40

Thank you, I will go round again tomorrow. The problem is that there is no one in the office/reception so it is impossible to get past the main door. There may well be staff there but they are hidden in the depths of the school. The answer phone is not working so it's impossible to leave a message, no one has answered the email. Also, I had a bit of trouble with the exam officer last year as she was on holiday for the week post GCSE results, yes really. Eventually I caught up with her and requested a meeting, only to be told she doesn't see parents. For heavens sake, how childish.

I just fail to see how we are meant to present her with a written(?) request for a script, with payment, if there is nobody to hand it to. Luckily we live 5 minutes away, not everyone is so lucky. I don't believe a school of 1800 pupils just closes completely for 6 weeks. I think they are all hiding round the back!!

Not a top secondary school in Hertfordshire but probably an equivalent one in North Yorkshire.....although I'm beginning to wonder.

cricketballs Tue 23-Aug-11 21:44:16

there will definitely be staff in tomorrow as the school will receive the GCSE grades through tomorrow (although they are not allowed to give them to students/parents until Thursday)

Majorca Wed 24-Aug-11 07:50:31

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