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Discussion in 'Hull City' started by AmalCarb, Jan 24, 2020.
I'm normally a wholemealer - but a W's Toastie winged its way to me this afternoon
Plus the delivery drivers, supermarket workers etc etc
And the end of this, let's change how these workers are treated: end horrendous Asda style contracts, zero hour contracts etc. and pay them their dues and a fair living.
Goes without saying..
Yet some yearn for a...’loaf’?
They will be staying home to look after the kids who aren't going to school.
Dyslexics against the virus.
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Sorry, you're right, it's incredibly selfish of me to prioritise the welfare of the children I teach over anything else. I'll try to keep that in mind as I attempt to plan a decent day for anywhere between 2 and 25 kids with between 0 and 12 other staff while not knowing if SEN or behavioural kids will require any form of support if they're in.
I mean, he's only the one calling the shots, what the hell was I expecting? Oh right yeah, a bit of guidance for schools or some clarity on what he meant. He didn't even have to say it in his public address, just a memo or something to follow up what he told us to do. We even have an education minister for just this type of thing, even he hasn't said anything of worth.
I don't give two ****s about getting paid, I didn't get into teaching for money, it's about the children and this lack of clarity hurts them, not me. We're already putting ourselves at risk by going in while others are staying at home isolated (much like healthcare staff and shop workers are), I don't think it's asking the world to put out a few sentences with some advice on what to prioritise.
This isn't just a personal feeling, by the way, a lot of colleagues in the sector are feeling the same. It's a tough time, but we want to work with parents to make sure we properly support those who are going into work and keeping the country going, but we can't do effectively that if we are ill prepared and have no clue as to what's going on.
Given the numbers of people tested (ie have the right symptoms) vs people who are positive for covid-29, the odds are actually they have another winter bug, particularly if they are lercal. It would be prudent for them to assume they haven’t had it when they return to work and not be blasé about being immune. Hope they get well soon.
Maybe you could ask a few of the parents or others in the community how they're managing in their situations. I reckon they could give you some decent advice.
Well that's what we've had to do, but our parents themselves aren't 100% sure what classes as a key worker as the definition has changed since, so they don't know whether their kids will be in or not, they couldn't tell us.
I could turn up on Monday and have 3 kids, or nigh on a full class. We don't know if the curriculum is going to be suspended, because if it isn't, the kids that are having to stay home are missing out and will fall way behind. Most of the rest of the community have battened down the hatches, but being a school we're staying open. Then you have the issue of which staff can come in, is it fair that some have to go in while others don't? It's a bit of a mess and at a school, that's not what you want. I don't envy our head right now, or any other for that matter.
Hopefully something is announced tomorrow because we're working really hard to keep everything normal for these children, for some of them it's their safe place and it's getting increasingly difficult to maintain decorum for their sake.
Sadly, lots of different groups have crises; lots have well founded grievances and fears.
Let’s not divide and make the mistake of scapegoating certain groups, particularly those in the front line, just because they’re vocalising concerns.
Let’s listen to them and try and work with them/support them.
It's a bit like shepherds and sheep. In these modern times we seem to have a lot of sheep and not too many shepherds.
I'm not criticising the group. I'm simply pointing out that there are plenty of issues that people are facing right now with work, home, health and money, and some of them will have long term consequences.
We all just need to acquire the ability to be able to think on our feet to deal with situations as they develop, rather than wishing things were different and looking for someone to blame.
At the end of the day, this sits squarely with those in China that ignored and silenced those that raised the initial warnings.
On the positive side, I love kebabs.
I think a sequel to the film Soylent Green is in the making. yum yum.
My stupid mistake
I’d read ER as Emergency Room rather than East Riding! I’d gone weirdly old school American for some reason!
The Soylent of the Lambs.
Tbf under the circumstances this is probably the most trying time the country has had since the last world war .. it all too easy to criticise them for personal reasons but they are literally spinning plates on poles right now .. the situation is developing at a rate of knots and they are trying their best to keep on top of it .. I can accept people are suffering .. kids in education will suffer .. business will suffer .. but from what i can see they are trying to give assistance where they can .. they are making new laws daily to try and accommodate.. yes we all have a million and one questions but let's not forget Boris is being lead by the chief medical officer and the chief scientific officer on this .. he seems to be trying to respond as best they can.
To be honest, it was more of an airing of a general concern of mine rather than a direct response to your post - teachers getting a lot of grief online elsewhere (I'm not a school teacher by the way).
I just popped next door to see if my elderly neighbour needed any shopping.
She said she did so I gave her my list. There's no point both of us going out and risking catching it.