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  1. * ORM *

    Random musings of a journeyman footballer

    Saturday 12th May sees me play my last competitive football game. That will have been 42 years of league football since my old teacher at Westleigh Junior School entered us in the Southend Junior league back in 1976. Since then I make it I have played for 16 different clubs in 15 different...
  2. RHB

    guess the answer

    This riddle was offered up to students by their teacher. Anyone want to try and guess the answer. If you already know what the answer is don't spoil it for those that may want to guess it.
  3. londonblue

    Ed Stein

    I received a Whatsapp message from my neice yesterday. This is it (verbatim - she's a teenager) She went on to say: As an aside, you wouldn't believe she's just been predicted all A's and A*'s for her GCSEs...
  4. Ref Watch FA Youth Cup MK Dons A

    All three officials will be making the short journey from Northampton to Milton Keynes. They've put an Assistant Head Teacher in charge of the kids tomorrow - Wayne Chalmers. He was the referee who abandoned the Didcot v Hereford match earlier this year after crowd trouble. He will be assisted...
  5. Napster

    Carl Tosh Pettefer

    Signs one year deal for Poole. http://www.pooletownfc.co.uk/carl-pettefer-signs-20172018/ He's also training to be a teacher in Wimborne.
  6. Napster

    Mario Walsh

    is a PE teacher for a primary school in Swindon http://www.kingwilliam.swindon.sch.uk/our-school/staff
  7. davewebbsbrain

    Searching Pupils at school - any teachers know the law

    My son (Year 7) came home upset today. Turns out his whole form class were searched today without the consent of the pupils. I wasn't sure of the laws on searching pupils in senior school so I looked it up. Apparently, a pupil can be searched without consent by a person nominated by the head...
  8. Ref Watch ....... Exeter A

    Not a lot to say about Saturday's referee. He is first year League referee, Darren Handley from Bolton who made it on to the League list after 6 years of Conference officiating. He is 37 and a PE teacher at Tottington High School. His 25 matches this season have produced a just slightly above...
  9. Teacher tells pupil "I shagged your maw"

    http://news.stv.tv/west-central/312440-teacher-who-told-pupil-i-shagged-your-maw-is-struck-off-register/ :smile:
  10. Was this guy right in what he did?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/relationships/fatherhood/11086456/Was-I-right-to-complain-about-my-daughters-teacher.html Was I right to complain about my daughter's teacher? Robert Francis complained about a teacher at his daughter's nursery because he didn't like the look of him. Rightly or...
  11. General sale ticket idea

    A system in terms of purchasing tickets via general sale. I am a teacher and therefore struggling to get to the ticket office on Thursday. I will be able to go after school but I worry that it may be too late. I was just wondering whether anyone is going there early on Thursday and would be...
  12. pickledseal

    How do you fill job vacancies?

    We need a new teacher and as it's only a teacher, my school don't want to spend £800 on an advert in TES (Times Ed Supplement) which used to be the only place to get jobs in the past. Interestingly schools are starting to use recruitment agencies more and more, but social media has really...
  13. pickledseal

    Teaching RE

    I'm ready for the banter, and have no problem with it at all, but think that this article is very interesting regarding the place of RE in our schools: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6417096 It begins: And it goes on... I think a few on here need to really take stock of that...
  14. Tangled up in Blue

    What class are you?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24047601 Apparently over 60% of us describe ourselves as working class, (whatever that means these days).So what class are you? My parents were undoubtedly working class but I suppose, as a teacher, I qualify for the middle class.
  15. Tangled up in Blue

    What's your grammar (and punctuation) like?

    Try this quiz to find out. http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teacher-blog/quiz/2013/feb/04/grammar-punctuation-quiz-test FWIW,I got 12/14.
  16. londonblue

    Is This Correct Or Lefty PC Gone Mad?

    I was talking to a friend of mine. She is a teacher, and happened to mention Israel in one of her classes. A muslim child took exception and told the her that there is no such place, and that it should be called Palestine. She then explained that Israel is recognised as a country by the UN, and...
  17. Benfleet A1

    Labour The Milliband Speech

    Trying to play the class card again. Almost nothing on what he will do for the economy and even nicked the 'One Nation' slogan from Disraeli, a Conservative Prime Minister. Loved all his bluster about the forgotten 50% who dont go to university which is going to blow up in his face on wednesday...
  18. Ref Watch ....... Accrington Stanley home

    A short Refwatch this week as there is little to say about tomorrow's referee. He is Tim Robinson from Bognor Regis and this is his first ever match as a League referee. His previous Southend appointments have all been as an Assistant Referee, the most recent of which was Torquay away last...
  19. Mohave Shrimper

    A Week Is A Long Time in Football.

    Just over a week ago, prior to the Scotland trip we SZ was euphoric, Harris, N'Diaye & Johnson were in, Ricketts was on his way and we were going to smash lg2 to bits. 10 days on and it seems we've had a major reality check. Two below par performances in Scotland, The non-event of RR, the...
  20. pickledseal

    Question Anyone else on strike next Thursday in Southend?

    I'll prob join the rally in Southend High Street at 12.30pm: http://www.j30strike.org/location/southend/ ------------ Defending our pensions to protect education For every teacher, lecturer and leader, educating our students is the most important aspect of our working life. And it’s for this...