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Thirteenth Republic - School’s out for summer, no more pencils no more books!

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StaffAssociationRepresentative Mon 20-Jul-20 15:06:20

You are most welcome to this school staff support thread to get us through stressful times. It is meant for school staff. Baiters and bashers can jog on somewhere else.

If you are NOT staff and just have a general education query please start your own thread.

You can play here only if you are a member of one the following groups-

-ABBA - anti bashers and baiting association
-SWAB - school workers against bashers
-SWOT - school workers opposing teacherbashers
-STARS - schoolworkers together against ranting + slurs

Other requirements for staff room entry include the ability to find the staff room, the ability to find a clean mug in the staff room, knowledge of the photocopier codes, and the ability to sniff out where the toffee vodka is hidden.

If you are fed up with cakes and biscuits there is now a cheeseboard on offer

If you come with a stick to beat us with then please do so elsewhere and not in the staffroom

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StaffAssociationRepresentative Mon 20-Jul-20 15:12:28

Hopefully we are all off now, or at the very least by Friday. Sad to report that I had nothing this term to boost my drinks collection.

I still don't have my timetable yet for next term. I know I will have at least one class each from 10 to 13. I suspect our Master Timetabler may release the timetables nearer Results days

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twinkletoesimnot Mon 20-Jul-20 18:01:58

Last day tomorrow for me.

Was sent a 62 page risk assessment about 10 minutes ago.

Appuskidu Mon 20-Jul-20 19:24:45

So pleased we’ve broken up now. Am looking forward to switching off and not thinking about risk assessments and reopening plans for a bit.

ohthegoats Mon 20-Jul-20 19:24:47

Last day for me tomorrow. I had my class in today, just for 10 mins in the playground before they went off in small groups to their new teachers. Over half were wearing masks - cultural I expect. Bless. They're 8.

noblegiraffe Tue 21-Jul-20 01:33:37

I just did a snap survey on the TES about the DfE’s guidelines for reopening schools.

I was suitably scathing.

Boxachocs Tue 21-Jul-20 07:01:34

Payrises announced for teachers today. I’m almost looking forward to the outrage! 😂

phlebasconsidered Tue 21-Jul-20 07:46:55

I'm pretty certain we won't see the payrise. Our academy chain hasn't given us the last one yet.

StaffAssociationRepresentative Tue 21-Jul-20 08:14:25

Yep. It is alright dishy Rishi talking about 3% but school budgets have suffered real cuts for the past decade.

No way are schools giving 3% pay rises to all of us. Of course the MN brigade will just assume that is what all teachers will get. Standby for keyboard warrior action later on 😂

Offering schools an extra 2% is like giving a sticky plaster to someone who has had their chopped off.

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Danglingmod Tue 21-Jul-20 09:44:29

The one two years ago was fully funded by government so it's naughty of schools not to pass that on, Phlebas. (I can't remember about the one last year...)

This one, they haven't said (as far as I can see). But if it's not, no, we won't be seeing it - it's more than the budget increase given to schools. A colleague of mine of mine who was Ups3 with a TLR now earns significantly more than her husband who was at same starting point two years ago as our MAT gave both pay rises and the husband's didn't...

TheHoneyBadger Tue 21-Jul-20 10:36:05

Glad we’re nearly all on holiday now. Angelina it was my it that she moved onto and I saw this morning and tried to explain only to realise my post couldn’t post because the thread was full.

Sorry you took the flak alone.

I think we need a standard public health type warning on all school threads now along the lines of, someone from the ThemForUs lobby group will be along shortly to minimise the virus and call teachers hysterical for wanting any measures to mitigate risk.

They’re going to turn up on every thread I’m guessing.

TheHoneyBadger Tue 21-Jul-20 10:39:35

Due to a high volume of claxons caused by government scare tactics there may be a slight delay in an agent being assigned to your thread. We apologise for any rational discussion this delay may cause.

minisoksmakehardwork Tue 21-Jul-20 10:57:42

Don't worry about the pay rise. Prison officers have already had their MN pasting over their £4000 bonus - which is in reality overtime paid for those who committed to a set number of additional hours over a (I think) 4 month period. Dh did explain how it worked at the beginning but I've forgotten. Suffice to say he is not receiving a bonus but paid overtime for hours over and above his contracted ones.

I finished term last Friday officially. Though my last day in was Wednesday. I kind of know what I'm doing next term, or rather, I know where my bubble is. I know which kids I'm supporting. How it's going to actually work?? Well, we shall be winging it somewhat. I suspect my bubble colleague and I will need to work out which lessons which student needs to most support with and go from there.

My dc's school are hoping to have breakfast club running, though haven't yet managed to put the booking system in place despite assuring me it would be done before their end of term. Which is today so I guess there is still time.

Mistressiggi Tue 21-Jul-20 11:00:29

I was wondering why there seemed to be a sudden increase in TB threads - silly me I forgot you guys (sorry Noble) are all starting your holidays! There's always an influx. This year it's not about the paid holidays though, just for a change.

Piggywaspushed Tue 21-Jul-20 11:13:02

Us for Them are still banging on about schools being critical infrastructure. If they are listened to this has huge implications. We would literally never be able to close...snow, plague of locusts, famine, earthquake....pandemic....

CallmeAngelina Tue 21-Jul-20 11:14:21

This year it's not about the paid holidays though, just for a change.

Give it time...

CallmeAngelina Tue 21-Jul-20 11:15:35

And yet, someone (Piggy?) found a statistic that said that only 8% of the working population have children of primary school age.

StaffAssociationRepresentative Tue 21-Jul-20 11:20:53

@Piggywaspushed - not talking big numbers though.

I bet if they got the chance of a very cheap holiday in the Caribbean during term time they would take it .....

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noblegiraffe Tue 21-Jul-20 11:22:45

silly me I forgot you guys (sorry Noble) are all starting your holidays!

angry Yes that’s right, all the chaps, fellas and lads are over here.

I really liked that thread, even though everyone was wrong. Nice to talk about something that had nothing to do with bubbles. grin

Piggywaspushed Tue 21-Jul-20 11:26:31

NASUWT survey done. Depressed that I answered no to almost every question.

Piggywaspushed Tue 21-Jul-20 11:28:03

Yes that was me. 9 percent, I think. Many if Them for Us are not in this 9 %.

Saucery Tue 21-Jul-20 11:29:44

<dumps bag on chair to save place>

MsAwesomeDragon Tue 21-Jul-20 11:33:29

My last official day was Friday, but I wasn't in school that last week. I'm very glad it's the holidays.

I've barely been on MN the past few days, so I've missed all this drama. I have to say I think it's pretty good for my mental health to be missing those threads. I took the kids to the beach yesterday and we're going to my sister's today. Those things are good for my mental health 😁

TheHoneyBadger Tue 21-Jul-20 11:55:34


NASUWT survey done. Depressed that I answered no to almost every question.

I was generous and threw in a few I don’t knows.

Appuskidu Tue 21-Jul-20 12:00:45

What sort of thing was the nasuwt survey asking? I haven’t had anything from the NEU.

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