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    School Closure due to strike! Is yours?

    On thursday 13 teachers going on strike and the school is going to be closed to kids for the day(im guessing the head is a member of NUT? when support staff went on strike year 9/11s were in for the day).

    Remaining teachers/staff still have to come in for the day, so what are you going to do?

    I might do some network maintenance jobs that need doing, or suggest we do some extra training sessions for staff. If none of the above then im going to lock the office door and hide all day and get my back log of work sorted. Just off a 2 week 'easter' break so its not that bad.

    canteen is on a sandwich only day grrr food in there is really good!

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    They are striking here, kids off (y7-11) but we're in.

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    One staff member is off, and the pupils in his classes are too, everyone else is in, but TBH i don't mind considering most of the annoying ones happen to be in the classes that won't be here...

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    School closed but non-striking staff all in. I'm working offsite at a charity we support that day so don't get to enjoy a day without children. Oh, what am I talking about - some of the staff are like big kids anyway so it wouldn't be any different.....

    ;-)

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    Our school is closed to pupils but open to staff who are not NUT.

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    We are open and my son's secondary school is open. I haven't heard about my daughter's secondary school yet, but I'm not expecting it to close

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    Significant numbers of staff out at daughter's school, but pre-arranged days out mean that 2 entire year groups are not on site, so the school will be open.
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 22nd April 2008 at 06:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Our school is closed to pupils but open to staff who are not NUT.

    Butuz
    Same here.

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    Nope..we're running as usual. Just like last time. I can't see us having any staff out..last time there were 10 or so, and they've all left now. Didn't affect us at all..we just worked around it.

    It'll annoy the kids, I know that..just like that last idiotic "snow day" where all the schools panicked and shut, yet we stayed open through the nice sunshine. We had kids swearing and all sorts..

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    So selfish of them to strike, it puts children's futures at risk. Teachers pay has gone up alot under a labour government.

    School open here.

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    7-11 are not in, sixth form are in where their classes can still go on without having to be covered, all staff apart from NUT are in.

    1 room to rebuild and some Macs to sort out so glad of the quiet day really.

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    All but two teaching staff off here, so school is closed to kids, most of support staff in - we were given the option of day off no-pay or come in and be paid. :-)

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    but TBH i don't mind considering most of the annoying ones happen to be in the classes that won't be here...
    Thats an interesting observation.

    School closed here. we're to maintain normal service (no downtime) but there will be no students and only a handful of teachers - so it looks like it'll be a coffee and meetings day.

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    about 1/3 of teachers will be striking. No kids will be in. I'm intending to upgrade Moodle to 1.9 Stable (it's on Beta still atm). However, I'm also hoping for a picket line. As the entrance to the school is next to the pub...

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    Four of our teachers out and the school's closing. It will give me a chance to get some network stuff done. Think I might take the proxy server out for the day.

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    About a third of our teachers on strike so no kids in, just remaining teachers and support staff. Pub lunch organized



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