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  1. Sandy Hook

    Lots of people now saying the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting early 4 years ago was faked. Just to remind you 20 kids and 6 teachers died. If you haven't already seen any of the clips that make people doubtful, google a guy called Robbie Parker. Who ever he is, he is not the grieving...
  2. Rusty Shackleford

    The Clock Ticks On

    From Mark Steyn: The world divides into those who sincerely believe in that "Coexist" sticker and those who think it's a delusional evasion. After all, if it weren't for that big Muslim crescent "C" at the front, you wouldn't need a bumper sticker at all: That peace-symbol "O"? It's Muslims...
  3. 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...
  4. Question Anthony Straker

    Can someone please tell me what I am missing concerning the abilities of Mr Straker. He may be a nice chappie but I am only interested in his footballing skills. I read Mr Brown rates him and is impressed with his performances. However since the first time of seeing Anthony Straker on a football...
  5. Benfleet A1

    Teachers Strike

    Just heard that my daughters school is on strike next tuesday. This is the first I have heard about it. Is it a local or national thing?
  6. Teaching method research

    Hi all, In preparation for a coursework project which I hope to develop into an online business, I'm looking to conduct research into teachers' use of online resources in preparing lessons. If anybody who works in a school would be willing to distribute a questionnaire to some teachers for me...
  7. Benfleet A1

    Would Teachers Get Away With It Nowadays

    My daughter often asks me what my teachers were like when I was at school and like any good dad I try to make it humourous when describing what some of my old lot were like. The one that always jumps to mind was a Mr Evans, a PE teacher with a firery Welsh temper. Actually, he was a great person...
  8. School Snow Days

    Two questions: why? are teachers still paid for that day?
  9. Massimo Giovanni

    Guv thinking left hand/right hand?

    Teachers are morale low; they get told to teach basic 3 Rs & then have to spend 40% + of their time doing ofsted stuff instead of teaching. NHS told to treat patients properly and be ward hygienic/basics & then spend fortunes on new computers and "managers" that don't do any of the basic stuff...
  10. blues_r_best

    Even Bigger News than the Ipad 3

    SimCity V!
  11. TrueBlue

    Teaching Assistants - no good!

    Apparently Teaching assistants are a waste of time and teaching on the cheap! Teaching assistants 'do not help improve grades', report into Pupil Premium spending finds Teaching assistants have 'no effect' on improving grades, an influential report has suggested. A study into how best to...
  12. 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...
  13. pickledseal

    Vote of no confidence for Gove

    This would be an interesting move.... <link> I loved this quote: I do thing that general contentment amongst teachers, as with many public sector workers, must be at record low in recent times. Now before we get into "public sector workers don't know how good they've got it" debate - and...
  14. Blue_Wes

    Topless Teachers: Not at my school

    Reading this in the Standard this week. I guess that's what they pay all their tuition fees for, so they don't get fat ugly grammar school teachers teaching them. Being taught by her is almost worth 30k on it's own, nevermind getting an education...
  15. Cricko

    An Obituary

    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: - Knowing when...
  16. Benfleet A1

    Bullies and Bullying

    Now bare with me good readers, this is going somewhere but I want to give it some background first. When I was a kid I was bullied, bad. My first taste of it was at the grand old age of 4 years old at nursery school where a phycotic 5 year old used to attack the entire fraturnity. He would rip...
  17. steveo


    Teachers boycotts cause kids so miss their sats tests, Unite announce more BA strikes just in time to coincide with holidays and World Cup travel, claiming Ba have forced them to strike and another British soldier dies in some god forsaken **** hole half way round the world. Time to bring back...
  18. TrueBlue

    Bloody teachers

    Messing the kids about now going on strike over SATS Both teachers unions should be ashamed
  19. Bielzibubz

    If you were born in the 50's, 60's or 70's

    Doesn't this just some up what it was like growing up and exactly what the kids of today are missing out on? First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads...
  20. C C Csiders

    Name the Gritter competition

    http://esi.essexcc.gov.uk/vip8/si/esi/content/binaries/documents/Newslines/December_2009_/Teachers_Sheet.pdf Gally surely?