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playwiththewind1st

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« Reply #1980 on: August 24, 2019, 07:58:51 PM »
Starting my 21st year. Wanted to be an astronaut.

Better pension as a teacher & no ould Apollo 13 type risks.

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« Reply #1981 on: August 24, 2019, 10:02:12 PM »
Starting my 21st year. Wanted to be an astronaut.

You seem a bit of a spacer alright.
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« Reply #1982 on: August 25, 2019, 09:52:19 AM »
Starting my 21st year. Wanted to be an astronaut.

Best of luck!

Start of the year is always hard going to get through the crap, seemingly pointless training days but back in the classroom with the door shut you will soon be back in the groove counting down the days to Halloween.

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« Reply #1983 on: August 25, 2019, 10:05:16 AM »
Well as our teaching friends traipse back to school over the coming week with heavy hearts, at least our local papers are keeping them in the public eye with stories like this from Fintona.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/claim-teacher-wrote-on-pupils-head-with-marker-probed-38428314.html
*cough!*
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=5587.msg1921136#msg1921136

Sorry! Didnít see that.

But even by Fintona standards this is a strange one.  Incident must have occurred months ago, why only surfacing now?  What sort of brain freeze occurred with the teacher if the details of the story are true?

Never heard of a teacher writing on a child with a marker. There was a case in a neighbouring school with an ongoing building site where a teacher marked the headmasterís welly boots with large L and R to make sure he had them on the correct feet. (A Jimmy Cricket reference for those old enough to remember)

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« Reply #1984 on: August 25, 2019, 11:09:58 AM »
Starting my 21st year. Wanted to be an astronaut.

Better pension as a teacher & no ould Apollo 13 type risks.

Apollo 13 wouldn't worry me, at least they survived. Apollo 1 would be more scary.

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« Reply #1985 on: August 25, 2019, 11:55:53 AM »
The teacher pensions will be OK too. Pumped a whole lot more money into them recently , apparently. Heads constantly on the radio, moaning about how they haven't enough money to run their schools & what's the priority? ? Pension costs!

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« Reply #1986 on: August 25, 2019, 01:03:51 PM »
Anyone want to send me their Primary 6/7 planning  ;)

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« Reply #1987 on: August 25, 2019, 01:12:23 PM »
Well as our teaching friends traipse back to school over the coming week with heavy hearts, at least our local papers are keeping them in the public eye with stories like this from Fintona.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/claim-teacher-wrote-on-pupils-head-with-marker-probed-38428314.html
*cough!*
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=5587.msg1921136#msg1921136

Sorry! Didnít see that.

But even by Fintona standards this is a strange one.  Incident must have occurred months ago, why only surfacing now?  What sort of brain freeze occurred with the teacher if the details of the story are true?

Never heard of a teacher writing on a child with a marker. There was a case in a neighbouring school with an ongoing building site where a teacher marked the headmasterís welly boots with large L and R to make sure he had them on the correct feet. (A Jimmy Cricket reference for those old enough to remember)
Strange by "Fintona standards"? What does that mean?

Due to personal issues I'm kind of out of the loop on much local stuff, and I genuinely only first heard of the story when the Herald printed it on Thursday. Having spoken to a couple of people whom have sort of heard about what went on, it seems the incident occurred in the summer term of the last academic year. For what should be fairly obvious reasons I can't really say much here about what I've been told has gone down as there's a good chance of embellishment, but if even only half of the stories I've heard is true then sh*t's gonna hit the fan.

I suspect that the parent in question went to the Ulster Herald on their own initiative recently - and if it correlates to what I've hear, I can't say I blame them.
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« Reply #1988 on: August 25, 2019, 06:14:19 PM »
Another version is that a post it note was stuck on childís forehead with the writing on it   No marker involved

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« Reply #1989 on: September 16, 2019, 01:22:36 PM »
School principals in the north might go on strike. Quite bizarre. Will anyone notice?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49709991
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« Reply #1990 on: September 16, 2019, 01:53:38 PM »
You can be quite sure it will be "action short of a strike", so that they don't lose a day's pay out of their inflated salaries. School budgets in a mess? Big headteacher salaries account for a sizeable part of that little problem.

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« Reply #1991 on: September 16, 2019, 07:00:32 PM »
You can be quite sure it will be "action short of a strike", so that they don't lose a day's pay out of their inflated salaries. School budgets in a mess? Big headteacher salaries account for a sizeable part of that little problem.

No teacher is losing any salary with their current industrial action. No reason why principals shouldn't do the same.

Heads' salaries are not the issue, only one per school. Problem due to:

1. Real terms decreases in budgets each year since 2012. Allowing ministers to claim there have been no decreases in the amount of money being paid to schools.

2. Around 60% of the £2.1bn budget for education is actually paid to school budgets. Compared to GB where over 85% of the DE budget arrives in schools.

3. Any increases in pay since 2012 for teachers or ancillary staff has been taken from existing budgets, increases in employers contributions for pensions of teachers and ancillary staff have been taken from existing budgets. Only this year has new money been put into budgets to assist with pension contributions for employers. Now paying 20% of gross pay of ancillary staff and 24% of gross pay of teachers back into pension schemes. Schools also pay 14% of gross pay into National Insurance.

4. All inflationary increases in heat/light/supplies have had to be absorbed in static funding scenario.

But sure why look at the evidence when a glib and false comment can be made.


School principals in the north might go on strike. Quite bizarre. Will anyone notice?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49709991

Almost every primary school principal is already on strike. Most CCMS school principals are members of INTO so also on strike. In controlled schools the principals mostly belong to UTU and are already on strike.

This creates an issue of principals running with the hares and hunting with the hounds as they answer to Boards of Governors and have a say in the strike action.

In secondary schools, the principals in most non-selective schools are members of NAHT which has decided to ballot for strike action.  Another block are the principals of selective schools who are almost all members of ASCL.

There are a few principals in secondary schools who are members of INTO/UTU/NASUWT/NEU and they are using their position to attend union meetings by right but are actually the management of the school who are the target of the striking teachers. A bit sneaky but they know what they are doing and so should their staff.

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« Reply #1992 on: March 24, 2020, 08:17:32 PM »
How we all getting on lads?
ClassDojo and Google Classroom for me. I was in school today babysitting though so I just did my work from school and worked on my coordinator files and my planners for September.

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« Reply #1993 on: March 24, 2020, 09:41:53 PM »
How we all getting on lads?
ClassDojo and Google Classroom for me. I was in school today babysitting though so I just did my work from school and worked on my coordinator files and my planners for September.

4 kids in my wifeís school of 1200! Sheís in tomorrow afternoon! Busy responding to students emails and working on next online material.
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« Reply #1994 on: March 25, 2020, 09:29:14 AM »
Our school ( Primary) is using the Seesaw class app for submitting work