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Myusername2015 Mon 17-Aug-20 23:42:50

Anyone have their training day plans yet? Our secondary school around 120 staff are gathering in the school hall for a morning of training. We will then go to faculty offices and work on our development plans and review last year.
I’m just incredulous; I wear a mask to walk into shops where they allow about 8 customers in the same size as our school hall. Yet we are gathering 120 staff no masks in the magic walled school a few days before students arrive. Oh and to make it even better myself and a lot of staff live in/near the town at the top of Covid incidents this week. God help us all.

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IamChipmunk Tue 18-Aug-20 09:13:56

Yes were having our usual INSET day full staff, so around 120+ (if its MAT staff too)
We havent been given any guidance for it yet other than see you at 8.30am for the usual MAT breakfast..

MrsHamlet Tue 18-Aug-20 10:11:21

We're doing it in school but via Teams. It's so departments can be together. Lucky us.

Kashtan Tue 18-Aug-20 11:03:03

Ours is in school but a mixture of via teams and face to face for smaller groups.

Juiceey Tue 18-Aug-20 16:42:58

Ours same as yours. Seems madness after queuing in the rain to get into Aldi this morning.

Letseatgrandma Tue 18-Aug-20 16:55:50

It’s bonkers. I’ve just been into my local village high street-every shop had compulsory hand sanitizer at the door, strict limits on numbers, no trying on, please don’ t touch signs, plastic screens that the shop keeper stays behind, giving your name and number if you eat anywhere etc

Yet in two weeks-it’ll be fine to put hundreds, if not thousands of children and staff back in schools-all together!?

spanieleyes Tue 18-Aug-20 17:34:23

Ours is by zoom from home. Only those who have internet/laptop access issues are allowed into school but they are to keep apart.

Quietlifewanted Wed 19-Aug-20 10:06:40

I started a similar thread last week. We're expected to meet as a whole teaching staff of around 70 odd teachers in the hall. I'm currently in discussion with my line manager about it as I don't feel comfortable at all. It just seems like a ridiculous risk to take when we've got resources like Teams and Zoom. I haven't seen my family in months due to restrictions but I can sit in a hall with many other people who might have been going out all over the place all summer. I think I'm more anxious about the training days than I am about actually going into classrooms.

Has anyone flagged up their concerns with school? If so, what response did you get?

blackwych Wed 19-Aug-20 12:51:00

Ours is exactly the same - more than 100 staff in one large room, then splitting into groups in smaller rooms. Sounds like the perfect way to kick-start a Covid outbreak. So ultimately every staff member and pupil will be exposed to people who were at the first big meeting, no matter what bubble they are in.

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