Schools closed as teachers strike

Schools closed as teachers strike

Schools closed as teachers strike

First published in News

MANY schools are shut or are partially closed today after members of a teaching union took industrial action over working conditions.

Kings Wood School and Highworth Combined School in High Wycombe and Manor Farm Junior School in Hazlemere are among those closed.

Dozens of other schools around the county are partially shut.

Members of the NUT union are on strike as part of an on-going campaign against planned changes to national pay, conditions and pensions.

Bucks NUT Secretary, Annette Pryce, said: "Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job.

"Teacher morale is at dangerously low levels. Children need teachers who are fresh and well motivated, not tired and demoralised.

“All the polls show that Michael Gove is out of touch with teachers and parents - he must listen and change direction.”

Click here for a full list of school closures.

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12:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

tigeran says...

"Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job."

LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on.
"Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job." LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on. tigeran
  • Score: 5

2:04pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Nick1958 says...

tigeran wrote:
"Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job."

LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on.
More stupid, ill informed and ignorant comments.
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: "Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job." LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on.[/p][/quote]More stupid, ill informed and ignorant comments. Nick1958
  • Score: -3

2:59pm Wed 26 Mar 14

x-teacher says...

tigeran wrote:
"Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job." LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on.
Change the record tigeran. I challenge you to spend a day with a teacher in one of our local non-selective secondary schools. By the end of the day you'll be begging for your nice comfy office ;)
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: "Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job." LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on.[/p][/quote]Change the record tigeran. I challenge you to spend a day with a teacher in one of our local non-selective secondary schools. By the end of the day you'll be begging for your nice comfy office ;) x-teacher
  • Score: -1

9:16pm Wed 26 Mar 14

tigeran says...

x-teacher wrote:
tigeran wrote:
"Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job." LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on.
Change the record tigeran. I challenge you to spend a day with a teacher in one of our local non-selective secondary schools. By the end of the day you'll be begging for your nice comfy office ;)
What day would that be, one of the many training days they seem to have immediately after one of the many one or two week holidays eg Easter (why not have the training day during the term break?) or sometime during the 6 weeks off in the summer? Well if not then, your options are limited as there aren't many actual working days left to choose from!
[quote][p][bold]x-teacher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: "Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job." LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on.[/p][/quote]Change the record tigeran. I challenge you to spend a day with a teacher in one of our local non-selective secondary schools. By the end of the day you'll be begging for your nice comfy office ;)[/p][/quote]What day would that be, one of the many training days they seem to have immediately after one of the many one or two week holidays eg Easter (why not have the training day during the term break?) or sometime during the 6 weeks off in the summer? Well if not then, your options are limited as there aren't many actual working days left to choose from! tigeran
  • Score: 1

9:21pm Wed 26 Mar 14

tigeran says...

Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
"Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job."

LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on.
More stupid, ill informed and ignorant comments.
Oh please, the statement the NUT secretary said about the retirement age says it all for me, totally, hideously out of touch! Don't talk rubbish, they have had it too easy for far too long and now they have to change with the times and accept that we can no longer provide the pensions etc that they are used to, all the toys get thrown out the pram!
[quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: "Teacher workload is unsustainable and the thought of doing the job until 68 is driving many away from the job." LOL!! Unbeleivable! Welcome to the Private sector world is all I can say! This is unbeleivable, "I want, I want, I want" is all these teachers can bleat on about!!! Stop moaning, get on with your jobs and fit in with the rest of the world. Many people, probably most in the private sector, will have to work till they die to make ends meet, they wont have the large pensions these teachers will retire on.[/p][/quote]More stupid, ill informed and ignorant comments.[/p][/quote]Oh please, the statement the NUT secretary said about the retirement age says it all for me, totally, hideously out of touch! Don't talk rubbish, they have had it too easy for far too long and now they have to change with the times and accept that we can no longer provide the pensions etc that they are used to, all the toys get thrown out the pram! tigeran
  • Score: 2

10:53pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.
You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing. Monty Cristo
  • Score: 1

6:25am Thu 27 Mar 14

Nick1958 says...

Thick as pig ****!
Thick as pig ****! Nick1958
  • Score: -1

12:29pm Thu 27 Mar 14

tigeran says...

Monty Cristo wrote:
You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.
LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life!
[quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life! tigeran
  • Score: -2

1:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Nick1958 says...

tigeran wrote:
Monty Cristo wrote:
You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.
LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life!
No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view.
As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up.
The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life![/p][/quote]No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view. As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up. The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life! Nick1958
  • Score: 1

3:09pm Thu 27 Mar 14

tigeran says...

Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Monty Cristo wrote:
You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.
LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life!
No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view.
As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up.
The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!
"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!"

Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done!
[quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life![/p][/quote]No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view. As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up. The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life![/p][/quote]"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!" Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done! tigeran
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Nick1958 says...

tigeran wrote:
Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Monty Cristo wrote:
You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.
LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life!
No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view.
As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up.
The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!
"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!"

Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done!
Overuse of the exclamation mark, a capital letter and some commas missing. Not understanding sarcasm. My guess is you dropped out before A levels.
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life![/p][/quote]No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view. As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up. The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life![/p][/quote]"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!" Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done![/p][/quote]Overuse of the exclamation mark, a capital letter and some commas missing. Not understanding sarcasm. My guess is you dropped out before A levels. Nick1958
  • Score: -1

4:27pm Thu 27 Mar 14

tigeran says...

Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Monty Cristo wrote:
You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.
LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life!
No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view.
As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up.
The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!
"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!"

Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done!
Overuse of the exclamation mark, a capital letter and some commas missing. Not understanding sarcasm. My guess is you dropped out before A levels.
No, my teachers where never there, they were always on strike!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life![/p][/quote]No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view. As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up. The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life![/p][/quote]"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!" Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done![/p][/quote]Overuse of the exclamation mark, a capital letter and some commas missing. Not understanding sarcasm. My guess is you dropped out before A levels.[/p][/quote]No, my teachers where never there, they were always on strike!!!!! tigeran
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Nick1958 says...

tigeran wrote:
Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Monty Cristo wrote:
You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.
LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life!
No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view.
As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up.
The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!
"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!"

Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done!
Overuse of the exclamation mark, a capital letter and some commas missing. Not understanding sarcasm. My guess is you dropped out before A levels.
No, my teachers where never there, they were always on strike!!!!!
Ha! Touché. Secondary school in the 80s I'm guessing?
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life![/p][/quote]No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view. As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up. The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life![/p][/quote]"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!" Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done![/p][/quote]Overuse of the exclamation mark, a capital letter and some commas missing. Not understanding sarcasm. My guess is you dropped out before A levels.[/p][/quote]No, my teachers where never there, they were always on strike!!!!![/p][/quote]Ha! Touché. Secondary school in the 80s I'm guessing? Nick1958
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8:17pm Thu 27 Mar 14

tigeran says...

Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Nick1958 wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Monty Cristo wrote:
You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.
LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life!
No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view.
As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up.
The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!
"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!"

Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done!
Overuse of the exclamation mark, a capital letter and some commas missing. Not understanding sarcasm. My guess is you dropped out before A levels.
No, my teachers where never there, they were always on strike!!!!!
Ha! Touché. Secondary school in the 80s I'm guessing?
Oh yes!
[quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life![/p][/quote]No. Not a teacher. My normal, articulate self was just so frustrated, yet again, by another ignorant point of view. As a matter of interest, what were your GCSE (or equivalent) and A level grades? What sort of degree do you have and do you also have a PGCE? If these all prove to be satisfactory, maybe you should join up. The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life![/p][/quote]"The profession could obviously do with some committed, non-whiny teachers who want this gold plated pension and an easy life!" Well said! the most sensible thing you have said so far! See, if you think before you type you too can produce a sensible sentence! Well done![/p][/quote]Overuse of the exclamation mark, a capital letter and some commas missing. Not understanding sarcasm. My guess is you dropped out before A levels.[/p][/quote]No, my teachers where never there, they were always on strike!!!!![/p][/quote]Ha! Touché. Secondary school in the 80s I'm guessing?[/p][/quote]Oh yes! tigeran
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8:35pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

tigeran wrote:
Monty Cristo wrote:
You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.
LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life!
The really crucial difference is that we are talking about children's education here - I can't think of many things that are more important. You also harp on about the pensions as though that is the only issue. As I thought I had explained, it is far from being the only issue that the teachers are unhappy about, though you very conveniently ignore those. Possibly because there is no rational argument for increasing a 12-14 hour working day or reducing prep time etc etc?
Justify all of the things that I mentioned if you can. Failure to do so puts you in the troll category.....
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: You have no clue about the issues. The pension is one, but there are lots more. You also display breathtaking ignorance about the effort involved in teaching 30 children. Training is one thing, but what about planning? When does that take place? Here's a clue: some takes place during the "holidays". that you and other ignoramus's harp on about, conveniently ignoring the fact that teachers may not be teaching in the "holidays" but that doesn't mean they are not working. Get the full picture then you can put forward an informed opinion. Yours currently is no such thing.[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!! You are describing the normal every day working life in the private sector, PLEASE accept that what you say teachers have to do is nothing special in terms of commitment to any other proffesion, the only difference is they seem to THINK they are special and as for the well educated comment from Nick1958 above, god help us if they are a teacher!! Like I said, welcome to the real world! Stop being disruptive, they should be happy with their larger than average pensions and be happy that they will only have to work till they are 68 whilst the public sector (who, dont forget, fund their pensions and sallaries!) work well into their 70's! I should have been a teacher, what a life![/p][/quote]The really crucial difference is that we are talking about children's education here - I can't think of many things that are more important. You also harp on about the pensions as though that is the only issue. As I thought I had explained, it is far from being the only issue that the teachers are unhappy about, though you very conveniently ignore those. Possibly because there is no rational argument for increasing a 12-14 hour working day or reducing prep time etc etc? Justify all of the things that I mentioned if you can. Failure to do so puts you in the troll category..... Monty Cristo
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10:53pm Thu 27 Mar 14

EricBrown says...

If a parent takes a child out of school and deprives them of a day's education they can be fined £ 60 by the teachers / school. This then doubles if not paid and can ultimately lead to a £ 2500 fine in court. The parent has no rights.

Yesterday thousands of these workshy, leftie self important, overpaid, underworked, over holidayed people went on strike, this depriving millions of children a day's education.

They too should be fined £ 60 (doubling if they don;t pay) as well as losing a day's wages.

Shame on them
If a parent takes a child out of school and deprives them of a day's education they can be fined £ 60 by the teachers / school. This then doubles if not paid and can ultimately lead to a £ 2500 fine in court. The parent has no rights. Yesterday thousands of these workshy, leftie self important, overpaid, underworked, over holidayed people went on strike, this depriving millions of children a day's education. They too should be fined £ 60 (doubling if they don;t pay) as well as losing a day's wages. Shame on them EricBrown
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1:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

EricBrown wrote:
If a parent takes a child out of school and deprives them of a day's education they can be fined £ 60 by the teachers / school. This then doubles if not paid and can ultimately lead to a £ 2500 fine in court. The parent has no rights.

Yesterday thousands of these workshy, leftie self important, overpaid, underworked, over holidayed people went on strike, this depriving millions of children a day's education.

They too should be fined £ 60 (doubling if they don;t pay) as well as losing a day's wages.

Shame on them
Oh dear, Eric is sounding off again, without addressing ANY of the points raised previously about the changes taking place that will affect our children's education - for the worse.
What an isolated world you live in Eric - it is you who is the self-centred one, not the teachers! Are you a troll, posting unsubstantiated, ignorant, illogical drivel just to get a reaction? It is certainly looking that way......
[quote][p][bold]EricBrown[/bold] wrote: If a parent takes a child out of school and deprives them of a day's education they can be fined £ 60 by the teachers / school. This then doubles if not paid and can ultimately lead to a £ 2500 fine in court. The parent has no rights. Yesterday thousands of these workshy, leftie self important, overpaid, underworked, over holidayed people went on strike, this depriving millions of children a day's education. They too should be fined £ 60 (doubling if they don;t pay) as well as losing a day's wages. Shame on them[/p][/quote]Oh dear, Eric is sounding off again, without addressing ANY of the points raised previously about the changes taking place that will affect our children's education - for the worse. What an isolated world you live in Eric - it is you who is the self-centred one, not the teachers! Are you a troll, posting unsubstantiated, ignorant, illogical drivel just to get a reaction? It is certainly looking that way...... Monty Cristo
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1:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

Oh,and I'm still waiting for Tigeran to jusify the ridiculous hours and other points that I mentioned before. Should we take the silence to mean that there is no justification?
Oh,and I'm still waiting for Tigeran to jusify the ridiculous hours and other points that I mentioned before. Should we take the silence to mean that there is no justification? Monty Cristo
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