Surge in pupils at school in lockdown sparks call for limit
08/01/2021 | news | education | 1,427
With attendance as high as 50% in some areas, heads call for pupil limits in England's lockdown schools.
Children of parents who are working on the Brexit arrangements are included. Is this so they can learn from their parents’ mistakes? Removed
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08/01/2021 15:15:01 2 1
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Booooorrrrriiiinnnngggg!!!!!
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08/01/2021 15:10:17 26 32
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Awww diddum's , the poor teachers have got to work for a living..... How pathetic are these people. Get a grip and do the job you are paid to do.
You seem to be sat at home at 3pm on a weekday. Maybe you should start working towards a teaching qualification so you can pull in some of this easy teaching cash?

Or perhaps you're just an ignorant waste of space taking cheap shots at hard-working professionals?
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08/01/2021 15:38:31 1 0
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had my comment removed for replying to this offensive post. no offensive language was used just stated facts. thanks bbc for being your usual fair self...NOT.
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08/01/2021 15:09:55 21 21
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Article says :"..all staff having to come in and work despite the lockdown."

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Heaven forbid having to actually go to work (unlike millions of others having too).
You don't have a clue. Stop slagging off keyworkers. You wouldn't have the balls to do their job, you saddo. Removed
A large number of people have had to work right through who do not have a left wing union pushing for pay without proper work. Removed
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08/01/2021 15:28:35 9 9
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What a remarkably unintelligent comment.
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08/01/2021 15:28:59 5 2
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Teachers have worked right through this. Teachers are working now. Teachers deserve to be safe and deserve to be able to keep their families safe too.
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08/01/2021 15:30:08 4 1
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They are all working. They are teaching online, as well as covering the keyworker children. And no, they don't finish at 3.30, my wife was still setting online lessons for today at 7pm last night as it takes longer to prepare a lesson for online delivery than it does in person.
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08/01/2021 15:33:25 1 1
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You should get yourself some education..
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08/01/2021 15:36:54 3 1
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My daughter is a secondary school teacher. She has worked flat out during the whole Covid time, online lesson prep, pupil/ parent emails and support all hours of the day, working out examination style schedules, assessment, going into school for students of parent key workers,some lessons in school, marking, chasing lazy kids, trawling resources,working with kids stressed - no parental support.
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08/01/2021 15:32:37 0 1
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Fowl.
You seem to be sat at home at 3pm on a weekday. Maybe you should start working towards a teaching qualification so you can pull in some of this easy teaching cash?

Or perhaps you're just an ignorant waste of space taking cheap shots at hard-working professionals?
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08/01/2021 15:24:03 14 18
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If the union ruled teachers could actually get on with providing online lessons then things would be easier
I don’t see supermarket workers trying to shut the shops?
Unions are the bane of the life in the country
Lazy incompetent people hiding behind the good ones, too few prepared to work to actually teach, either online or in person
they are providing online lessons, also doing live zoom sessions, running school for the vulnerable (and every tom, dick and harry who is a key worker / EU transition worker now), setting up covid testing facilities, phoning up children at home to check up on them .... oh and teaching and looking after their own children too. Pr**k Removed
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08/01/2021 15:33:17 8 5
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about time the teachers realise they are key workers and are in the same boat as every other key worker that has key work to do!
Agreed. So they too can send their kids in and make even more of a mess of it. Idiot Removed
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08/01/2021 15:35:45 5 21
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I actually have a family full of teachers and life is no more stressful than for everyone else but with big fat holidays inbetween
None sense. How many other people are being asked to be in a confined room with 30 other people with no Ppe six times a day every day? No one. Idiot. Removed
Stop bleating, teachers, and just get on with your job. You would have a lot to complain about if there were no check out staff at your supermarket so you couldn't get your wine. Huge amounts of money spent on making schools safe so please fulfil your duty and provide the experience that the tax payer expects. Removed
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08/01/2021 16:07:19 1 0
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Schools aren't safe - and it's been done on the cheap. You clearly don't know what you are talking about.
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08/01/2021 16:09:05 1 0
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Have you been to a school lately? How many kids have you seen socially distancing and wearing masks all the time?
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08/01/2021 16:09:19 1 0
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I will give you 20 teenagers then every time one of them breaks covid rules you give me a tenner see how long you last
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08/01/2021 16:31:10 0 0
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Gosh there are some strange and simple folk on here today...
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08/01/2021 15:39:56 15 2
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My children's school in south Manchester is 75% full with 165 children in this week. No chance of reducing transmission rates.

The DfE needs to change the rules so both parents must be key workers and prove that they are not working from home.

There are many parents with busy jobs, working from home and managing to muddle through with childcare.
idiot....it is impossible for private sector taxpayers to work effectively from home and teach a child when we are getting zero support from the school - if the schools did what they are supposed to be doing (delivering 3-5 hours of quality online teaching per day instead of saying 'here are the links - get on with it') then the situation would be resolved overnight Removed
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08/01/2021 15:31:52 25 31
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Makes me laugh when someone complains how busy it is out, while being one of those said individuals.
Ash don't be a teewat all your life, you totally missed the point moron. Removed
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08/01/2021 17:53:29 2 3
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You’re choice
Maybe you should have spent more time in school. Idiot. Removed
Teachers make me sick always whinging and moaning at your on full pay more holidays than anyone else Removed
Tiger, tiger not too bright,
you really write a load of shite.
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08/01/2021 18:27:10 0 5
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I agree tiger tiger
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08/01/2021 18:27:59 2 0
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You clearly rely on info from wiki or social media and have no factual information.
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08/01/2021 18:28:56 3 0
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You said it, you're sick.
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08/01/2021 18:29:41 5 1
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It’s you’re not your. No wonder you hate teachers, sounds like you didn’t do too well at school. Awful grammar.
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08/01/2021 18:27:21 0 0
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And yet there's a teacher shortage. Strange, that.

If the job is so cushy, why don't you MAN UP and join?

£3,000 to a forged farthing you wouldn't last half a term.
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08/01/2021 18:53:56 1 0
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There are hundreds of thousands of people who have been given full pay, funded by the government, and barely worked a jot since last March. Teachers continue working in an unsafe environment and you think they deserve this?
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08/01/2021 15:18:30 444 60
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It should be pointed out that all teachers are working full time, whether it’s in school teaching the 50% of children coming in or at home on zoom calls with each individual S.E.N.D child that needs that extra help. This nonsense that teachers aren’t working is just that, nonsense. Schools are mostly shut to protect the parents from catching COVID from their children.
Absolute rubbish and anyone that knows an honest teacher knows that not all of them are working. During the last lock down it was three weeks on three weeks off. We are not stupid and some of us know teachers so please shut it. Removed
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08/01/2021 15:22:46 154 106
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Too many Trump supporters out there that don't understand this, unfortunately!
What does that imbecile have to do with anything? Questioning government policy has nothing to do with that drooling idiot. Grow up Removed
Teachers make me sick always whinging and moaning at your on full pay more holidays than anyone else Removed
Tiger, tiger not too bright,
you really write a load of shite.
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Let it spread & get it done with. Just slowing the inevitable. Bwahahaha Removed
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08/01/2021 18:53:33 0 0
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It’s Armageddon covid &new variant 3 uk Tory leader &chummies 0
Children attend school as they should. Nothing else to report apart from lazy, moaning and entitled teachers. Removed
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08/01/2021 18:43:45 1 0
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Offensive post.
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08/01/2021 18:45:55 1 0
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Clueless!
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08/01/2021 18:40:20 0 0
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And sad people with nothing else to do that moan about teachers.

Does any of them ever dare pay for their CRB check and volunteer their services?

Do fish ride bicycles?
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08/01/2021 18:50:09 3 2
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Schools I am aware of have nowhere near the numbers attending that are being suggested by some on here. Yes it is a problem that too many are attending but vast majority are not going in at majority of schools.
How do you know? Do you skulk round EVERY single school in your area counting all the pupils going in and out? If you do you are supposed to be staying home! Not skulking about Removed
08/01/2021 19:29:33 0 0
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Parents have WhatsApp groups & can find out what is happening at various schools from other parents from official school info.
Of the schools am aware of is not all is it but is a good random representative sample.
What is the basis for you thinking you know otherwise.. nothing no doubt.
08/01/2021 19:06:45 4 0
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So infections amongst school children peaked on Christmas day.
Lot's of people carried on spreading their goodwill over Christmas.
Now deaths are peaking again.
How surprising.
Did the computer models not predict that for the govt?
08/01/2021 19:17:18 2 5
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Let’s just hope the staff working in the vaccine centres don’t go down the same it’s not a safe working environment route !!!!
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08/01/2021 19:23:46 5 17
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The government should force the teachers to return to work & reopen the schools immediately otherwise they should not be paid it's as simple as that....you don't see the police or the nurses or the binmen refusing to go to work do you?.....Teaching is a taxpayer funded public service just like all the others...Teaching unions have brought the country to it's knees & it's a national disgrace
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08/01/2021 19:23:46 5 17
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The government should force the teachers to return to work & reopen the schools immediately otherwise they should not be paid it's as simple as that....you don't see the police or the nurses or the binmen refusing to go to work do you?.....Teaching is a taxpayer funded public service just like all the others...Teaching unions have brought the country to it's knees & it's a national disgrace
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08/01/2021 21:25:45 6 2
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You are basically right. Few care about education they want the children off their hands.

The problem is and has been for a long time the vested interests in schooling instead of education. See how it is kept open really for free childcare not education. Education is far better personalised to individuals, not in herds in one place at one time at one timetable, with no choices of tutor, etc.
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08/01/2021 21:51:12 1 1
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I quite agree. All schools should be closed for ever and education based from home, controlled by parents, whether it interferes with their social life or not. Teachers get the flack because they operate a system that does not function in this age and society. It was designed and worked for a bygone age that is never returning. Give up. Education is begging for its 'high street' moment, closing.
08/01/2021 22:58:41 2 11
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Here we are, a teacher openly telling hard working parents to 'teach the kids ourselves' whilst they sit at home on full salary funded by the taxpayer....How many thousands of teachers up and down the country share his view right now?....Boris you need to sort this lad....Stop their pay.......We, the taxpayers, have had enough!!
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08/01/2021 22:58:41 2 11
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Here we are, a teacher openly telling hard working parents to 'teach the kids ourselves' whilst they sit at home on full salary funded by the taxpayer....How many thousands of teachers up and down the country share his view right now?....Boris you need to sort this lad....Stop their pay.......We, the taxpayers, have had enough!!
09/01/2021 10:12:05 4 1
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Has it occurred to you that you should contact the school instead of ranting on here? I only ask because, as a teacher, I would hope my parents would say I'm working hard, putting on resources and responding to work as soon as I can. I'm videoing lessons, teaching in class and I'm in contact with families. In fact, I'm doing the job according to contract and circumstances.