General Chat Thread, This ash cloud - staff absences in General; We have 17 teaching staff missing and 3+ support staff (1 IT Tech). The principal, vice principal and one assistant ...
19th April 2010, 08:23 PM #46
We have 17 teaching staff missing and 3+ support staff (1 IT Tech). The principal, vice principal and one assistant principal are all stuck. Both head and deputy of sixth form missing (one in Oz, other in Brazil).
Some staff are already saying it will be at least a week before they get back.
Took on 7 cover staff today. Also had my media Tech poached for cover (he's doing GTP from Sept) which means I'm down to just 2 out of 5 staff.
Kids have started to take advantage already .......
19th April 2010, 09:33 PM #47
I can't wait to ask them, "did you have a nice break?"
Originally Posted by rad
19th April 2010, 10:43 PM #48
Couldn't agree more with that one, we are 2 teachers down with a due date of after the bank holiday weekend (so that's early May), heads PA and Site Manager so not too bad thankfully!
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
19th April 2010, 11:34 PM #49
And it's getting worse again, apparently...
Originally Posted by john
BBC News - New volcano ash cloud prompts fresh flight doubts
20th April 2010, 06:16 AM #50
...currently stuck in Sri Lanka...:-(
20th April 2010, 09:50 AM #51
3 or 4 here. 2 stuck in greece together (they are a couple!) one of the kids is stuck in australia with no flight till end of the month!!
20th April 2010, 09:52 AM #52
20th April 2010, 09:57 AM #53
3 here - not bad looking at some of the other posts
20th April 2010, 10:30 AM #54
Some of our kids are from Hong Kong; Cathay Pacific have advised that the earliest flight they can expect to get on is 7th May. These kids will have oral exams starting next week, and the 1st Physics paper is 11th May. Ohhh dear...
20th April 2010, 10:33 AM #55
I imagine the big independents will be amongst the worst hit for this... all those international boarding pupils who went home for the long Easter holiday and wealthier parents who fly off to Dubai for the break. It seems very quiet round Tonbridge School this week
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
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