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Teachers' strike - will you be helping out at your child's school?

by user69 >> Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:52 PM
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Would you be willing to help at your child's schools on Thursday in order to make sure it stays open if the planned teachers' strike go ahead, as Michael Gove is urging parents to do?

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Re: Teachers' strike - will you be helping out at your child's school?

by user0 >> Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:53 AM
Last updated on: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:56 AM

When people pay into a government pension in good faith over a lifetime, they need to have confidence that they will receive what they've signed up to. That's what this strike is about. So no, I am not subverting it by helping in my child's school.

Re: Teachers' strike - will you be helping out at your child's school?

by MPTHEAD >> Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:00 PM
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I know I'm going to get lambasted for saying this, but am I the only one who feels a bit resentful at the teachers strike tomorrow? It's not just the inconvenience of having to take time off work (though I admit, that is a large part of it) but they have good holidays, good job security and even after the reforms a decent pension deal compared to the private sector. We're all taking a hit in these tough times - and teachers are a part of that as much as the rest of us. I'm sure most people will disagree with me but I wonder if they'd be as supportive of the strikers if they were trying to get a flight anywhere tomorrow and found their holiday ruined by striking immigration officers.

Re: Teachers' strike - will you be helping out at your child's school?

by user73 >> Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:28 AM
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I respect my child's teacher and wouldn't want to undermine his right to strike by filling in for him at school.

Re: Teachers' strike - will you be helping out at your child's school?

by Newmum >> Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:11 PM
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As a teacher I'm all for it in theory. I'd love parents to have a taster of what it's like to manage a class of 30 unruly teenagers for a day, let alone teach them anything. But seriously, Gove hasn't thought this one through: it's not just the CRB checks but health and safety (will they be first aiders?), safeguarding issues, etc. Besides, what expertise or qualifications will they have? What will they teach?

Re: Teachers' strike - will you be helping out at your child's school?

by Zacs-mum >> Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:46 PM
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There's no way a stranger is looking after my child. Besides, don't they have to be CRB checked?

Re: Teachers' strike - will you be helping out at your child's school?

by Gingerradio >> Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:46 PM
Last updated on: Wed Nov 30, -0001 12:00 AM

I'm considering it. I'm going to have to take the day off work anyway so I thought it would be a good way of getting a bit of an insight into a - albeit not typical - day in my sons life.





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