Schools 'a lifeline to many students' in past year'
07/04/2021 | news | education | 42
School staff helped families struggling financially during pandemic, says the National Education Union.
1
07/04/2021 10:20:19 16 3
bbc
Did you know that a minister does not have to be an MP? Education and Health are the two departments that have historically been the most ill-served by putting them under "yes men" and other career politicians. How about a grassroots campaign to have these key long term roles appointed from a pool of experienced professionals from outside of the house of commons?
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07/04/2021 11:07:23 4 2
bbc
Or put ‘no women’ in the role, that’ll sort both departments out.
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07/04/2021 11:18:59 1 4
bbc
Just wrong. Insiders are known to be the worst to effect change. While the State controls 'education' by giving it away with free child dumping, it is just a softer looking version of Chinese education camps to State attitudes and approved thoughts. Just better pr, more subtle, no real difference.
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07/04/2021 10:24:54 11 17
bbc
Teacher unions bigging themselves up. Must be conference season.
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07/04/2021 10:27:37 7 16
bbc
Well what do you expect... after paying for Internet, sky, Netflix, mobile phones, booze and cigs there's not much left in the coffers for food and clothes,
6
07/04/2021 10:57:34 9 6
bbc
Stop reading the Daily Mail. It's killing your brain cells.
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07/04/2021 10:59:43 3 1
bbc
After the Chancellor of the Exchequer abandoned 3,000,000 workers to no C19 support why are you surprised that there is no money in the coffers?
9
07/04/2021 11:05:24 3 1
bbc
You need to look at your life and change some of your behaviours and vices, if this is what you’re continuously spending your money on. You can get help from various sources, at nil cost to you.
4
07/04/2021 10:48:32 2 8
bbc
Nothing on the BBC about Gavin Williamson's belated wisdom that lack of school structure and enforced media time has damaged children.
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07/04/2021 10:44:21 2 10
bbc
Schools should always be a "lifeline", otherwise they are not doing their job.
8
07/04/2021 11:03:17 6 2
bbc
Lifeline intimates that all is not well in a person’s life.
17
07/04/2021 12:56:37 1 1
bbc
Sounds like you are a bad parent.
3
07/04/2021 10:27:37 7 16
bbc
Well what do you expect... after paying for Internet, sky, Netflix, mobile phones, booze and cigs there's not much left in the coffers for food and clothes,
6
07/04/2021 10:57:34 9 6
bbc
Stop reading the Daily Mail. It's killing your brain cells.
3
07/04/2021 10:27:37 7 16
bbc
Well what do you expect... after paying for Internet, sky, Netflix, mobile phones, booze and cigs there's not much left in the coffers for food and clothes,
7
07/04/2021 10:59:43 3 1
bbc
After the Chancellor of the Exchequer abandoned 3,000,000 workers to no C19 support why are you surprised that there is no money in the coffers?
5
07/04/2021 10:44:21 2 10
bbc
Schools should always be a "lifeline", otherwise they are not doing their job.
8
07/04/2021 11:03:17 6 2
bbc
Lifeline intimates that all is not well in a person’s life.
3
07/04/2021 10:27:37 7 16
bbc
Well what do you expect... after paying for Internet, sky, Netflix, mobile phones, booze and cigs there's not much left in the coffers for food and clothes,
9
07/04/2021 11:05:24 3 1
bbc
You need to look at your life and change some of your behaviours and vices, if this is what you’re continuously spending your money on. You can get help from various sources, at nil cost to you.
1
07/04/2021 10:20:19 16 3
bbc
Did you know that a minister does not have to be an MP? Education and Health are the two departments that have historically been the most ill-served by putting them under "yes men" and other career politicians. How about a grassroots campaign to have these key long term roles appointed from a pool of experienced professionals from outside of the house of commons?
10
07/04/2021 11:07:23 4 2
bbc
Or put ‘no women’ in the role, that’ll sort both departments out.
11
07/04/2021 11:14:50 1 8
bbc
Yes just have to read the other articles in this section to see how pleased & good for them schools being open again is. Abuse of all and unsavoury types, exactly what a schooling forced herd based system is designed to ensure. Still unions only care about grown ups getting a few mild insults. Too busy with this political mere poll, making out schools should do even more social engineering. Stop!
12
07/04/2021 11:17:50 9 1
bbc
What language was this translated from?
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08/04/2021 16:11:04 0 0
bbc
LOL - more !! :)
11
07/04/2021 11:14:50 1 8
bbc
Yes just have to read the other articles in this section to see how pleased & good for them schools being open again is. Abuse of all and unsavoury types, exactly what a schooling forced herd based system is designed to ensure. Still unions only care about grown ups getting a few mild insults. Too busy with this political mere poll, making out schools should do even more social engineering. Stop!
12
07/04/2021 11:17:50 9 1
bbc
What language was this translated from?
1
07/04/2021 10:20:19 16 3
bbc
Did you know that a minister does not have to be an MP? Education and Health are the two departments that have historically been the most ill-served by putting them under "yes men" and other career politicians. How about a grassroots campaign to have these key long term roles appointed from a pool of experienced professionals from outside of the house of commons?
13
07/04/2021 11:18:59 1 4
bbc
Just wrong. Insiders are known to be the worst to effect change. While the State controls 'education' by giving it away with free child dumping, it is just a softer looking version of Chinese education camps to State attitudes and approved thoughts. Just better pr, more subtle, no real difference.
14
07/04/2021 11:37:48 7 16
bbc
Teachers and teacher unions telling us what a wonderful job they're doing

Oh well.
15
07/04/2021 12:14:50 11 5
bbc
Here we go teacher bashers have arrived.
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07/04/2021 12:57:04 8 1
bbc
If you read the article, you will find that teachers are actually highlighting poverty among families in their communities and what they have done about it, but don't let facts stop your teacher bashing.
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08/04/2021 10:03:40 2 1
bbc
Actually, as a former OfSTED Inspector, I can tell you they are doing a wonderful job on the whole....unlike armchair critics who haven't the foggiest idea.
14
07/04/2021 11:37:48 7 16
bbc
Teachers and teacher unions telling us what a wonderful job they're doing

Oh well.
15
07/04/2021 12:14:50 11 5
bbc
Here we go teacher bashers have arrived.
14
07/04/2021 11:37:48 7 16
bbc
Teachers and teacher unions telling us what a wonderful job they're doing

Oh well.
16
07/04/2021 12:57:04 8 1
bbc
If you read the article, you will find that teachers are actually highlighting poverty among families in their communities and what they have done about it, but don't let facts stop your teacher bashing.
5
07/04/2021 10:44:21 2 10
bbc
Schools should always be a "lifeline", otherwise they are not doing their job.
17
07/04/2021 12:56:37 1 1
bbc
Sounds like you are a bad parent.
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07/04/2021 12:53:22 5 2
bbc
What COVID has proved is that parents are letting their children, communities and the economy down. Parents have proved to us all that they ill equipped, intellectually void and just bad parents ... and seem to need classes to learn the basic human instinct of looking after the young and provide them with training, education and a good example to live by ..... selfish parents are a disgrace.
14
07/04/2021 11:37:48 7 16
bbc
Teachers and teacher unions telling us what a wonderful job they're doing

Oh well.
20
07/04/2021 13:25:33 8 0
bbc
At our school, we have simply noticed the number of families, through the pandemic, needing more of the services we provide outside of school such as a food bank, clothing bank and support with making claims. We have also seen an increase in the number of children not coping and asking for help. This is not us bragging, it is us providing.
25
07/04/2021 18:56:58 4 7
bbc
Stop expanding your empire into social work and social engineering! Teach or become a social worker. At least do not complain later about having chosen to do non teaching messing about activities as though it were part of the work time of the job.
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07/04/2021 13:52:55 6 3
bbc
GW said that mobiles should be banned in schools, I say that GW should be banned from schools

why hasn't gav been sacked yet!!!?
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07/04/2021 14:03:29 4 3
bbc
He is "unsackable": As a former whip he knows where the skeletons are hidden. He is the worst Secretary of State for Education ever. I suspect that his colleagues in the cabinet are grateful for his incompetence because his incompetence is worse (only just) than their own. The nasty party are scared of him he could blow the whistle on their incompetence and cronyism.
21
07/04/2021 13:52:55 6 3
bbc
GW said that mobiles should be banned in schools, I say that GW should be banned from schools

why hasn't gav been sacked yet!!!?
22
07/04/2021 14:03:29 4 3
bbc
He is "unsackable": As a former whip he knows where the skeletons are hidden. He is the worst Secretary of State for Education ever. I suspect that his colleagues in the cabinet are grateful for his incompetence because his incompetence is worse (only just) than their own. The nasty party are scared of him he could blow the whistle on their incompetence and cronyism.
24
07/04/2021 17:55:51 1 0
bbc
I'm for neither party nor the fringes also, but he just ooooozes incompetence, staggering really
41
08/04/2021 18:13:12 0 0
bbc
I’d say gove is the worst though gav is easily second worst
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GEH
07/04/2021 15:16:31 5 11
bbc
So only 21% of teachers think that extra tuition will help pupils catch up. Either an uncharacteristicly honest assessment of their own skills or an attempt to avoid extra work!
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08/04/2021 16:08:37 2 0
bbc
Or the truth, get a 'pal' to explain.
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08/04/2021 16:26:26 2 0
bbc
I think teachers are fed up with being told they have to do more work - maybe you should volunteer to tutor kids, who are behind, once you have completed your working day (that is assuming you do work) / when you have a holiday (or is your beach time to precious?).
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08/04/2021 18:10:39 2 0
bbc
I think the attrition rate of teachers (now acknowledged by gavin himself as unacceptable) goes some way to explain teacher burnout and workload. If you’ve never done the job- it’s easy to criticise but having had a previously better paid career-it is soooo much more work as a teacher.
22
07/04/2021 14:03:29 4 3
bbc
He is "unsackable": As a former whip he knows where the skeletons are hidden. He is the worst Secretary of State for Education ever. I suspect that his colleagues in the cabinet are grateful for his incompetence because his incompetence is worse (only just) than their own. The nasty party are scared of him he could blow the whistle on their incompetence and cronyism.
24
07/04/2021 17:55:51 1 0
bbc
I'm for neither party nor the fringes also, but he just ooooozes incompetence, staggering really
20
07/04/2021 13:25:33 8 0
bbc
At our school, we have simply noticed the number of families, through the pandemic, needing more of the services we provide outside of school such as a food bank, clothing bank and support with making claims. We have also seen an increase in the number of children not coping and asking for help. This is not us bragging, it is us providing.
25
07/04/2021 18:56:58 4 7
bbc
Stop expanding your empire into social work and social engineering! Teach or become a social worker. At least do not complain later about having chosen to do non teaching messing about activities as though it were part of the work time of the job.
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07/04/2021 19:14:53 3 3
bbc
@ExChief went out of their way to say they were happy to help. Pity you're not listening.

Schools shouldn't be doing tis sort of thing but as the Government won't....
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08/04/2021 08:29:28 2 1
bbc
Which part of what I said was a complaint? I would like not to have to provide, but there is a huge social hole. Oh, and if they are not coping mentally or they are hungry, they are pretty difficult to teach. (we are a primary school.) I do think this "messing about" is worthwhile.
25
07/04/2021 18:56:58 4 7
bbc
Stop expanding your empire into social work and social engineering! Teach or become a social worker. At least do not complain later about having chosen to do non teaching messing about activities as though it were part of the work time of the job.
26
07/04/2021 19:14:53 3 3
bbc
@ExChief went out of their way to say they were happy to help. Pity you're not listening.

Schools shouldn't be doing tis sort of thing but as the Government won't....
27
07/04/2021 21:30:39 6 1
bbc
Only 2% thought lengthening the school day or school term were important,

Well knock me over!
25
07/04/2021 18:56:58 4 7
bbc
Stop expanding your empire into social work and social engineering! Teach or become a social worker. At least do not complain later about having chosen to do non teaching messing about activities as though it were part of the work time of the job.
28
08/04/2021 08:29:28 2 1
bbc
Which part of what I said was a complaint? I would like not to have to provide, but there is a huge social hole. Oh, and if they are not coping mentally or they are hungry, they are pretty difficult to teach. (we are a primary school.) I do think this "messing about" is worthwhile.
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08/04/2021 12:32:06 1 3
bbc
Yes fair enough you were not personally complaining.
I was referring to the general whinges of school teachers as a whole.

It might be better to say you are volunteering to do charity work and not use or link it to your job. It is social work, Lady Bountiful interfering. You have the media buzz words down though, mental health, hungry. Leave them alone.
Still, have fun in your chosen hobby.
14
07/04/2021 11:37:48 7 16
bbc
Teachers and teacher unions telling us what a wonderful job they're doing

Oh well.
29
08/04/2021 10:03:40 2 1
bbc
Actually, as a former OfSTED Inspector, I can tell you they are doing a wonderful job on the whole....unlike armchair critics who haven't the foggiest idea.
30
08/04/2021 10:31:30 3 0
bbc
As as a serving Head my school has a no phones policy during the school day. This has served us well. However, the issue related to cyber bullying etc often originates outside the school day when youngsters are the responsibility of parents. Parents then often expect the school to resolve an issue that started on their watch.
33
08/04/2021 15:19:41 1 0
bbc
Matt. I always involve the Police. If it happens at home it is actually outside our jurisdiction as teachers. The Police are very good usually, investigate and then give out a caution which usually scares the culprit silly.
28
08/04/2021 08:29:28 2 1
bbc
Which part of what I said was a complaint? I would like not to have to provide, but there is a huge social hole. Oh, and if they are not coping mentally or they are hungry, they are pretty difficult to teach. (we are a primary school.) I do think this "messing about" is worthwhile.
31
08/04/2021 12:32:06 1 3
bbc
Yes fair enough you were not personally complaining.
I was referring to the general whinges of school teachers as a whole.

It might be better to say you are volunteering to do charity work and not use or link it to your job. It is social work, Lady Bountiful interfering. You have the media buzz words down though, mental health, hungry. Leave them alone.
Still, have fun in your chosen hobby.
32
08/04/2021 13:39:08 1 0
bbc
Since you consider my hobby "messing about" and "social engineering" and my quest for an "empire" full of "buzz words" and I consider it worthwhile, I am not sure we will agree. Oh, I do not think you were not talking generally, the reference was to me and you got it wrong. You are probably used to that feeling though.
31
08/04/2021 12:32:06 1 3
bbc
Yes fair enough you were not personally complaining.
I was referring to the general whinges of school teachers as a whole.

It might be better to say you are volunteering to do charity work and not use or link it to your job. It is social work, Lady Bountiful interfering. You have the media buzz words down though, mental health, hungry. Leave them alone.
Still, have fun in your chosen hobby.
32
08/04/2021 13:39:08 1 0
bbc
Since you consider my hobby "messing about" and "social engineering" and my quest for an "empire" full of "buzz words" and I consider it worthwhile, I am not sure we will agree. Oh, I do not think you were not talking generally, the reference was to me and you got it wrong. You are probably used to that feeling though.
30
08/04/2021 10:31:30 3 0
bbc
As as a serving Head my school has a no phones policy during the school day. This has served us well. However, the issue related to cyber bullying etc often originates outside the school day when youngsters are the responsibility of parents. Parents then often expect the school to resolve an issue that started on their watch.
33
08/04/2021 15:19:41 1 0
bbc
Matt. I always involve the Police. If it happens at home it is actually outside our jurisdiction as teachers. The Police are very good usually, investigate and then give out a caution which usually scares the culprit silly.
23
GEH
07/04/2021 15:16:31 5 11
bbc
So only 21% of teachers think that extra tuition will help pupils catch up. Either an uncharacteristicly honest assessment of their own skills or an attempt to avoid extra work!
34
08/04/2021 16:08:37 2 0
bbc
Or the truth, get a 'pal' to explain.
Loving the rightwing teacher-bashing here ;)

We know only dims vote tory, but c'mon !!
Removed
11
07/04/2021 11:14:50 1 8
bbc
Yes just have to read the other articles in this section to see how pleased & good for them schools being open again is. Abuse of all and unsavoury types, exactly what a schooling forced herd based system is designed to ensure. Still unions only care about grown ups getting a few mild insults. Too busy with this political mere poll, making out schools should do even more social engineering. Stop!
36
08/04/2021 16:11:04 0 0
bbc
LOL - more !! :)
37
08/04/2021 16:16:54 1 1
bbc
I see the 'greenest ever conservative government' are at it again -

HS2: Arrests as 'Roald Dahl wood' felling starts.
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08/04/2021 16:24:02 1 1
bbc
Schools 'a lifeline to many students' in past year'

Someone has to be - can't expect the cons. to move.

They're denying the existence of foodbanks elsewhere.
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GEH
07/04/2021 15:16:31 5 11
bbc
So only 21% of teachers think that extra tuition will help pupils catch up. Either an uncharacteristicly honest assessment of their own skills or an attempt to avoid extra work!
39
08/04/2021 16:26:26 2 0
bbc
I think teachers are fed up with being told they have to do more work - maybe you should volunteer to tutor kids, who are behind, once you have completed your working day (that is assuming you do work) / when you have a holiday (or is your beach time to precious?).
23
GEH
07/04/2021 15:16:31 5 11
bbc
So only 21% of teachers think that extra tuition will help pupils catch up. Either an uncharacteristicly honest assessment of their own skills or an attempt to avoid extra work!
40
08/04/2021 18:10:39 2 0
bbc
I think the attrition rate of teachers (now acknowledged by gavin himself as unacceptable) goes some way to explain teacher burnout and workload. If you’ve never done the job- it’s easy to criticise but having had a previously better paid career-it is soooo much more work as a teacher.
22
07/04/2021 14:03:29 4 3
bbc
He is "unsackable": As a former whip he knows where the skeletons are hidden. He is the worst Secretary of State for Education ever. I suspect that his colleagues in the cabinet are grateful for his incompetence because his incompetence is worse (only just) than their own. The nasty party are scared of him he could blow the whistle on their incompetence and cronyism.
41
08/04/2021 18:13:12 0 0
bbc
I’d say gove is the worst though gav is easily second worst
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08/04/2021 19:30:49 0 0
bbc
Although I agree with most of the points that came out in this survey. Surely it should be the parents that took this survey not the Union members.