Summer catch-up schools planned for pupils in England
24/02/2021 | news | education | 2,510
A total of £700m will help ensure "no child is left behind" due to the pandemic, Boris Johnson says.
No one every criticises the asset managers, hedge fund analysists and other bankers...all working from home on mega bucks. Removed
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Envy is a sad thing.......
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Because they are still working and contributing to the wealth of this country. Despite Boris best efforts to destroy the city and an industry in which the UK leads the world via brexit.

Now Amsterdam has already overtaken London as a share trading market. Another brexit bonus.
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24/02/2021 11:59:44 1 0
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Relevance?
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24/02/2021 11:53:41 373 35
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the kids that really need this extra help won't attend. The kids that don't need the support will, this won't solve anything it will just widen the gap between the underprivileged and middle classes.
Let it happen. Post Brexit Britain will need factory fodder as we have to learn to make things again. Harsh but true! Removed
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24/02/2021 12:12:46 32 1
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Is their something wrong in making things?
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24/02/2021 12:14:52 39 4
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It would be a good thing to expand our manufacturing capability, but the jobs will be at the high level and hi-tec end. Production workers of the future will need to be trained up and skilled, not factory fodder.
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24/02/2021 12:21:58 31 3
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We do need to learn to make things again and move manufacturing back from China but we won’t do it by producing uneducated “factory fodder”. We will need a well and appropriately educated skilled workforce to achieve this.
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24/02/2021 12:33:26 4 1
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True that we need to start making stuff again, but it won't involve many people. Automation, 3d printing, robots etc. are the way of the manufacturing world today, with just the odd person involved.
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24/02/2021 12:35:20 2 2
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Never a true word said in jest.
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24/02/2021 12:42:51 7 0
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Also to pick fruit and veg!
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24/02/2021 13:49:37 3 1
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'Factory fodder' is that how you describe people who use their hands for a living, absolute disgrace.
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24/02/2021 13:51:00 0 1
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Quite right - and what about three year olds going up chimneys - about time that tradition was reintroduced - all this mommy coddling of the unwashed poor! Maybe repurposing department stores as poorhouses! It's all far far too lenient right now!
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24/02/2021 14:19:39 1 0
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Post Brexit Britain needs to compete in well educated, high skilled, high tech manufacturing. Unskilled manufacturing is virtually a thing of the past. The low skilled undereducated are now consigned to retail and fruit picking.
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And there is the Farage thinking - digraceful.
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You are a disgrace.
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24/02/2021 14:30:20 1 1
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very pompous reply, working in a factory does not make you fodder. Many people who work in factories are very skilled. typical view of idiots!!
24/02/2021 14:39:17 0 0
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People just have not got a clue.

Post Brexit Britain will still be outsourced to China Japan Korea EU et al.
Britain has not enough natural resources to feed itself.
Intelectual power and money "creation" {in reality DEBT} is the forte and we have exported bundles of that as our Universities distribute education knowlege.
This strength only works until China et al builds their own Universities.
24/02/2021 15:05:40 0 0
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Brexit Britain will suffer from a shortage of low skilled labour so factories will have to invest in technology and stop relying on cheap labour, thus fueling productivity, wage growth and therefore increased tax for the government, which can be redeployed into the NHS etc.
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Perhaps we should make lie detectors and Boris can be the first to test it.
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The majority of teachers are doing their absolute best in these troubled time...Total madness from the left wing unions trying to stop the schools opening...
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Jingoistic twaddle from a shallow opportunist who helped take us out of the EU despite his belief it was a mistake because he put personal gain above his nation and his own integrity . BoJo and Trump make me wonder if democracy can actually work.
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24/02/2021 12:10:20 7 4
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????If you have children, you must be prepared to pay for tuition in areas where they need to catch up.

????The taxpayer is not there to pay subsidies, tax breaks and limitless free education for your kids.
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Exactly what do you do? The irony in your post would be funny if it was not so sad!
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Teachers are always pleading poverty, I understand now, part time work
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Kids that are interested won't need to play catch up.the rest only need to be ta taught read and write plus basic maths and they'll be fine.
You are absolutely right. Not sure what type of moron is down ticking. Leave the kids alone. Start afresh and move on! Removed
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Exactly what do you do? The irony in your post would be funny if it was not so sad!
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24/02/2021 13:12:27 6 6
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Who is supposed to teach the summer schools? Teachers aren't paid for the summer holidays.
Why did you INSIST on yet another comments section on an education matter just so the uninformed 'university of life' graduates can slag off teachers. Is this your new Brexit? Removed
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24/02/2021 13:44:47 3 2
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Put the phone down and go out for a walk
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It's the unions that have been creating division in order to try and further their agenda.
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Teachers are the most socialist of all professions. Unionised and rebellous. As the best paid, and with rock solid pensions the private sector would die for, maybe teachers should put their spare time where there wallets are and volunteer. If they really are "all about the kids and a better society for all" this is their chance to do something about it. Nobody is asking them to go to war.
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24/02/2021 13:44:14 12 30
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So many on here are middle class TORIES with little concept of the real world !
said by a rather slow-witted socialist. If you think the middle-classes inhabit this site you are thicker than you seem. Removed
24/02/2021 16:06:51 5 2
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Not really - the comments generally on HYS have a strong boomer and retired lower-middle to middle-middle class vibe. Nothing against folks in those categories but they don't by any means speak for everyone and a lot unfortunately have very entrenched views that everyone who is not the same as them is a lazy socialist.
24/02/2021 17:22:51 2 2
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so you are also a slow witted socialist? as no-one else inhabits HYS, and so am I? God I thought I hated socialism and here I am, a socialist, damn it.
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24/02/2021 12:27:37 36 154
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Sadly, teachers do not work in a real world. Where you have 4 to 5 weeks off a year, work an 8-hour day, if not more and then you may have to catch up at the weekend. Grow up and help get this country back on track. Teach our children a work ethic to be proud of.

Teachers have gone to school with children. Then college and universities with children. Now they work with children!
Have you actually tried teaching or are you just another loud mouth standing on his soap box spouting rubbish. I have 2 kids, both in teaching; they leave school at 5:30 & then spend most of the evening marking or preparing work for the next day/week.

People like you make me sick. You think you know it all but wouldn't last 5 minutes doing their jobs. Why don't you put up or shut the f*** up?
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When a spaffer like serial-Liar and Cheat johnson can play 'pm' what IS the point of education ?
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24/02/2021 14:15:22 1 0
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And the masses voted for him!

Terrible education system!
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24/02/2021 14:13:51 18 40
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"thank you for what you do?" for gods sake these are not soldiers giving their lives for freedom. what next "Thank you for your service?" Teachers attending rememberance? The 3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Maths tutors?
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why is alex salmond sabotaging independence??? Removed
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Here,here.
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Berth
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When a spaffer like serial-Liar and Cheat johnson can play 'pm' what IS the point of education ?

very wise and very deep
im impressed
Whocares, come on BBC open up some other threads. Even the HYS serial trolls are struggling with this one.

Less than a third of the UK population have kids anyway so this really isn't relevant to the majority...
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24/02/2021 15:10:35 1 2
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This forward thinker is backward
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Only two?
My last job was in a teachers charity. Never come across such a bunch of snowflakes. We did not have snow days, inset days, strikes, had longer school days, ended at 4.

They don’t have it hard at all. Think many go into teaching as they don’t want to work for a living.

There is an old saying, those that can, do, those those can’t, teach.
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24/02/2021 15:42:07 5 6
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Those who can do, those who can't teach, that's how I remember it.
24/02/2021 15:43:02 1 0
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Your comments will certainly inspire and help with the recruitment problem that already costs the taxpayer millions...thanks
24/02/2021 15:43:03 0 0
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if the claim culture had not come to the UK from the US things would have been much better, too many chavvy parents ready to sue anyone just because little adolf has a weird haircut
24/02/2021 15:50:49 2 0
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Inset days are a contractual obligation developed by Kenneth Baker tory secretary of state for education. I suspect you are being economical with the truth, and had difficulty at school judging by your lack of apostrophes
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Ignorant comments from so many who think they know everything about teaching because they have been to school. All the teachers I know ( including myself ) have taught all their normal lessons remotely, made weekly well-being calls, delivered food, laptops, had meetings with social services etc ( you wouldn’t believe me if I told you what we deal with) Unless you know, keep quiet.
Keep quiet who do you think you are talking to - your not in class on here and I for one know of many more who have done virtually nothing for a year and DO talk to teachers.

They used to use a phrase - those who can do those who cannot teach, me thinks you protest too much
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The bigger question is why there were lockdowns in the first place. The government themselves describe as “Like some strains of flu, COVID-19 is a relatively mild illness for much of the population, but it is more dangerous to vulnerable groups.” in their 2021 Spring Response document. They have known al along it’s just a flu virus so why screw people’s lives up?
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24/02/2021 16:24:04 9 13
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To many far out socialist crazy lefty teachers when I was at school, they need to be vetted like any other profession.
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24/02/2021 16:23:10 3 7
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Please tell in full depth what they should do

Enlighten us
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Good news for festival lovers, bold decision from the organisers! Only 31 days until the clocks change ???? Removed
24/02/2021 17:04:54 4 6
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With all the over 65s now vaccinated why not get retired people to work in the summer schools. Why not, they have time on their hands and all that life experience to bring? From many of the comments below these people think they know more about teaching than teachers so why not put your time where your mouth is and come in and teach a class?
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If teaching is such a well paid, easy job with lot's of holidays you would see all of Bozo's mates doing it.
Bet the student's would see straight though the blither, blither and clown hair caused by rubbing that balloon over his head
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Just listening to Williamson at today's briefing.

He is the most boring, monotone speaker I've ever heard. He wouldn't last 30 seconds in front of a class. He is also completely unconvincing. Passion for education? Yeah right Gav, like the one who had for invading Africa at the MOD.

You only have your job because you know where the Tory bodies are buried.
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24/02/2021 17:06:53 2 1
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You know nothing. My daughter is Head of Year 7 and she has worked every day she is contracted to do over the last 12 months, delivering lessons and parents evenings over zoom, dealing with unreasonable parents and kids who don't/won't engage and often working extra hours dealing with all of the problems Covid has brought.
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So many on here are middle class TORIES with little concept of the real world !
And I take it you are an upper class ARSE then! Removed
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You called me a racist yesterday then ran and hid, explain yourself, explain to everyone why you called me a racist?

#WheresMyApology
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You and your imaginary friends *rolls eyes* Removed
LD Rob

You called me a racist yesterday then ran and hid, explain yourself, explain to everyone why you called me a racist?

#WheresMyApology
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You and your imaginary friends *rolls eyes* Removed
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No matter who you vote for politicians will always get in to government. I would like to see people like Bob Mortimer running the country
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There is no way I would send my children into school over the summer unless I could be absolutely certain it was the teachers choice to be there
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The Reality is this VICTORIAN state we call the UK (a joke) poor kids are already disadvantaged before schooling begins. Teachers have even had to bring in food to feed them due to CRIMINAL TORY WELFARE CUTS while parastical well off thugs take and take and take and claim and claim and GET.

TORY THUGS

RIGHTWING VERMIN
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Calm down, Norman !

Think of Labour being behind in every single one of last 9 national opinion polls !!
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Did you vote Tory ?
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Lets not forget Gavin Williamson (is he still in a job?) is part of a savage party that voted in a PM WHO TOOK MILK AWAY FROM POOR KIDS. Thatcher the Milk Snatcher.

Poor kids have feeling like us all.

The fact is Britain's outdated morally corrupt in every way Class system is the biggest downer on poor kids. This wicked system is supported by large parts of the Billionaire media.
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Milk best you can do ? Bring on the militants!
24/02/2021 18:51:49 2 1
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And that Boris 80-majority!

Suck it up !!
24/02/2021 18:49:58 1 1
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Did you vote Tory?
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Dear Tory Voter,

How do you study if there is not enough food in the house or its cold due to a corrupt welfare system that hand billions to those who dont need it?

Yet the 'British media' continue to champion this basic injustice.
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THE WORKING CLASSES HAVE LOST, MY LIFETIME IS 13 YEARS OF LABOUR YOU ARE HABITUAL TORY VOTERS, NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO, YOU WILL VOTE FOR THEM, THATCHER, MAJOR, DODGY DAVE & SIDEKICK NICK, MAYHEM WITH HER BUNG TO FOSTER OF 1 BILLION OF TAXPAYERS DOSH & NOW YOU HAVE A COURT JESTER, YOUR TORY DREAM IS COMPLETE YOU'RE NOT GETTING OUT OF THIS, IT'S A TERRIFYING THOUGHT BUT IT'S TRUE, NHS FOR SALE SOON Removed
24/02/2021 19:23:11 1 0
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Damned electorate!

They should not have the vote !!
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/feb/24/commons-defeat-leaves-flat-owners-facing-huge-bills-to-fix-cladding

Oh this 'Caring' Tory government oh so concerned about poor kids 'missing out'

AYE Right.

This is a Law breaking Government and poor kids are like pawns to them.
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And zero risk of being fired for poor performance - even before covid less than 10 a year were fired
Another one who clearly did bugger all in school and who’s blaming rubbish teachers for his failed life. Get on your bike and show us how you did Mickey Mouse. Removed
24/02/2021 19:28:15 1 5
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What ? The longer holidays than anyone else and that supposedly you spend also working anyway? Truth is out. We all want a holiday just some of us don't get a 1/3 of a year off paid.
And you are so jealous. Poor you. Had you of worked harder at school you could have had longer holidays, too. Instead you are a loser on minimum wage on a zero-hours contract. Feel sorry for you, man. Actually not! Removed
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Teachers why all the wailing over catch up? Extra time is found for school XR strikes though? I can remember a time when teaching was a vocation not just a salary. Teachers would run after school activities out of enthusiasm for the progress of their pupils, sports, history, visits, crafts and catch up. Now its sorry cant do unless their palms are greased. Dont shoot the messenger.
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Finally, Sir Winston Churchill, speaking as prime minister in the spring of 1944, affirmed that it was the policy of the government to establish a national health service that would make accessible to all, irrespective of social class or means, adequate and modern social care.5 Jul 2018 - The independent. Removed
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But his party did as much as they could to make sure it didn't happen after the War. The NHS was a Liberal/Labour idea, Churchill didn't think of it.
Dad’s Army is still alive....
Jesus!
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25/02/2021 00:12:04 4 8
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The kids need a summer break.
Teachers however, they can go into school the whole 6 weeks to learn about all the other people who also have to work and who work a lot harder for a lot less money, less holidays and less job security.
But mainly to get them off moaning all over social media during what is supposed to be their working day.
25/02/2021 06:22:07 0 2
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What should be from age-eight general knowledge, comes to millions too late in private suffering, having been sent 'to die for democracy' or else graduating from school 'into the labour market', whichever case being deprived of education or informative influence beyond that from fellow-victims, at best to mount only vain protests, any escape from ignorant self-censorship being caught in the crush.
Teachers timetable
09:00 pick up holiday brochures
09:00 to 12:00 browse brochures
12:00 to 13:30 lunch
13:30 to 14:30 book holiday from July and August
14:30 to 16:30 holiday retail therapy
16:30 to 17:30 Nap
17:30 onwards Gin o'clock

So hard will have to repeat tomorrow for Easter, Christmas or half term breaks!
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If the job is that cushy why don't you apply. Lot's of vacancies.
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Go educate yourself
25/02/2021 09:38:20 1 0
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As a teacher that's how you normally behave? Oh, you're not a teacher, you're simply someone who knows what's going on, another judgemental individual who thinks he knows what teachers do.
Please don't judge other people by your standards of behaviour.
25/02/2021 08:42:11 2 1
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SM should seek help for the obvious problems they encountered at school as it seems to be a troublesome aspect of their adult life. Help is available SM - please, get some.
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Total and utter bull. Few, very very few teachers put in anything like an 8 hour day INCLUDING the time they claim to be doing marking and lesson prep. I have been a teacher and was disillusioned watching them fish lessons from 5 or more years ago out of a filing cabinet to give today. Secondary school teachers do a short day, have hours off during the day and then the longest holidays of anyone.
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