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    Am I being unresonable to expect son's school to actually teach to the end of term?

    Our son's school has sent his PE kit home with the instruction of it not to be returned, his reading book removed, his classroom looks like it did on the first day of term..i.e completely stripped...

    this started last Monday, when I asked what was going on in terms of teaching, was told it is now in wind down and it is lots of free play and extra breaks etc etc

    basically no more teaching, I mean it is not like they don't shut for half the year, in Norfolk they are at school 190 days, hardly a lot is it, am I asking to much that they actually do their job whilst he is there?

    The wife is adamant I am being a dick and argues that unless you expect teachers to come in on their holidays then they have to do all the class cleaning down during school time (god forbid they do it after school hours hey!)

    and insists all schools are doing the same!

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    I remember the last week in school, cleaning the walls down, taking all my wall pictures home.
    Watching movies in the hall, extra play time.


    I think I agree with you, but as a kid, it was ace!

    P.E kit has been sent home here too. Reading diary is to be returned on the 18th (breaking up on the 23rd).
    I do feel that the 'winding down' process is starting earlier than back when I was in school!??

    Banned

    i'm with your wife on this one

    They all do it,I agree with you.Thing is its probably the best time if you had to take your kid(s) out on holiday as they aren't really missing out.We are chansing it next year ,don't want to but they will never get to go abroad and have the experience.

    Try telling them you're taking your child on holiday for the last week. They'll soon decide he'll be missing out on education and slap you with a fine.

    teachers DO go in during the holidays. we have a day or two of wind down but a fortnight is rather lazy! normally whatever is taken down is replaced pretty straight away, not very nice for the class otherwise. ..

    I expect them to wind down for the last few days, certainly. The kids are normally hyper about the holidays and not up for learning anyway... but a week and a half is a bit much.

    Take your wifes advice. Shes right.

    Once they have taught all there is on the syllabus there is no more to teach. They can't teach what they will learn in the new school year as they will have forgotten everything during the 6 week break.

    vics219

    Try telling them you're taking your child on holiday for the last week. … Try telling them you're taking your child on holiday for the last week. They'll soon decide he'll be missing out on education and slap you with a fine.



    How much did you get fined Vics? X)

    Yes, you are completely unreasonable to expect anything which implies common-sense.:|

    In this day and age, only the following is reasonable:

    3. Legal action to enforce school attendanceLocal councils and schools … 3. Legal action to enforce school attendanceLocal councils and schools can use various legal powers if your child is missing school without a good reason:Parenting OrderEducation Supervision OrderSchool Attendance Orderpenalty noticeYou can be given one or more of these orders but the council doesn’t have to do this before prosecuting you.Parenting OrderThis means you have to go to parenting classes. You’ll also have to do what the court says to improve your child’s school attendance.Education Supervision OrderIf the council thinks you need support getting your child to go to school but you’re not co-operating, they can apply to a court for an Education Supervision Order.A supervisor will be appointed to help you get your child into education. The local council can do this instead of prosecuting you, or as well.School Attendance OrderYou’ll get a School Attendance Order if the local council thinks your child isn’t getting an education. You have 15 days to provide evidence that you’ve registered your child with a school or that you’re giving them home education.The order will require you to send your child to a specific school. If you don’t, you may be prosecuted.Penalty noticeInstead of being prosecuted, you can be given a penalty notice. The penalty is £60, rising to £120 if paid after 21 days but within 28 days. If you don’t pay the fine you may be prosecuted.ProsecutionYou could get a fine of up to £2,500, a community order or a jail sentence up to 3 months. The court also gives you a Parenting Order.

    maccy1

    How much did you get fined Vics?



    You only ge fined if you tell them you're doing it X)

    I am sitting writing lesson plans for tomorrow based on the lessons I taught today and the marking I have spent the last three hours doing, we teach until lunchtime on Friday full 'normal' lessons and have form time on Friday afternoon for an hour and a half to sort lockers, review the year and return what needs to be returned.
    I will also spend at least two weeks of the six in school working and probably just as much again at home to meet the needs of preparing for the new curriculum. Not every school slacks off so please don't generalise, I work very hard to give the children I teach the best chances in life.

    Ignore you're wife, get up the school in the morning & kick off about it & tell 'em to get them display boards put back!! & you want the reading books put back in the kids bag, or you'll drop the nut on somebody!!

    Hope this helps.
    Edited by: "OldEnglish" 14th Jul 2014

    vics219

    You only get fined if you tell them you're doing it )



    You've got a point and what you save on the holiday would cover the fine 10 fold (or maybe more) anyhow X)

    *disclaimer I am not advocating anything of what I say in here

    maccy1

    You've got a point and what you save on the holiday would cover the fine … You've got a point and what you save on the holiday would cover the fine 10 fold (or maybe more) anyhow X)*disclaimer I am not advocating anything of what I say in here



    Next time we go on holiday, i'm just going to tell the school that the kids are on strike... they'll probably want to join us X)

    Chillax maaan, its normal, my school gave us a few days at the end of term to do what we wanted. Exams are done and the courses are complete.

    vics219

    Next time we go on holiday, i'm just going to tell the school that the … Next time we go on holiday, i'm just going to tell the school that the kids are on strike... they'll probably want to join us )



    What's good for the goose X)

    vics219

    You only ge fined if you tell them you're doing it X)



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    I am sitting writing lesson plans for tomorrow based on the lessons I … I am sitting writing lesson plans for tomorrow based on the lessons I taught today and the marking I have spent the last three hours doing, we teach until lunchtime on Friday full 'normal' lessons and have form time on Friday afternoon for an hour and a half to sort lockers, review the year and return what needs to be returned.I will also spend at least two weeks of the six in school working and probably just as much again at home to meet the needs of preparing for the new curriculum. Not every school slacks off so please don't generalise, I work very hard to give the children I teach the best chances in life.

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    vics219

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    vics219

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    deeky

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    vics219

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    I wouldn't snitch on her. I'm a decent bloke. Besides, she might not go and then I won't be able to burgle her house.

    I believe there is still a lot to be learned through the 'fun' stuff the kids do on the run up to the holidays, social skills and all that.

    My son (Y1) gets a big pile of reading books to take home for the summer, they are still doing PE this week too.

    They have a full day school trip to a Buddhist monastery (tres educational!) and have had the summer show today so were allowed to finish an hour early for that.

    Chiptivo

    I remember the last week in school, cleaning the walls down, taking all … I remember the last week in school, cleaning the walls down, taking all my wall pictures home. Watching movies in the hall, extra play time.I think I agree with you, but as a kid, it was ace!




    Spot on. As parents we view things differently. Back when we were children we loved it! End of term... watch dvds (VHS then lol). Let the kids wind down lol.

    Banned

    It never happened when I was a kid, just another example of teachers dumbing down out education system. Why shouldn't children be taught till the end of term?

    Teacher training days I ask you. I thought teachers were supposed to be trained before they started and any further training required should be done in their 3 months of holiday. It beggars belief.

    toshapetriji

    It never happened when I was a kid, just another example of teachers … It never happened when I was a kid, just another example of teachers dumbing down out education system. Why shouldn't children be taught till the end of term? Teacher training days I ask you. I thought teachers were supposed to be trained before they started and any further training required should be done in their 3 months of holiday. It beggars belief.



    Not surprised to see you here spouting off.

    When you have a working knowledge of the education system and how teachers work then I might take your comments seriously. Till then it's just like you're a poor mans Katie Hopkins.

    The 'winding down' is an education in itself. The kids get to chill for a week and socialise with other kids more than the standard however long they get for dinner nowadays. They'll just spend the entire 6 weeks indoors on their consoles anyway.
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