Pupils to be affected by teacher strike

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HUNDREDS of Wyre Forest pupils will miss out on school tomorrow as teachers go on strike in a dispute over pensions, pay and working conditions.

Schools are set to be closed or partially closed because of the national action organised by the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Teachers will join rallies against excessive workload and bureaucracy, performance related pay and unfair pension changes.

Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School will be shut to all pupils tomorrow.

Its website said: "Due to industrial action by some members of staff the school has been closed to pupils. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."

Meanwhile, the language unit will be closed all day at Burlish Park Primary School.

King Charles I School & Sixth Form Centre will be shut to years seven, eight and nine and Offmore Primary School will be closed to pupils in 1DH.

The Starlings class at Upper Arley CE Primary School is set to be closed, while years seven and nine will miss out on lessons at Wyre Forest School.

 

 


 

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12:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Shibdrift says...

This, after all the tosh we heard from teachers regarding parents taking children out of school!!

How do you spell hypocrisy?
This, after all the tosh we heard from teachers regarding parents taking children out of school!! How do you spell hypocrisy? Shibdrift
  • Score: 8

12:51pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Bcfc1186 says...

They knew the working conditions and salary when they accepted the job. They also accepted 3 months paid holiday a year.

Poor teachers eh?
They knew the working conditions and salary when they accepted the job. They also accepted 3 months paid holiday a year. Poor teachers eh? Bcfc1186
  • Score: -3

4:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Europeanist64 says...

This is the last resort and no teacher likes taking industrial action. This is about the intransigence of Michael Gove.

Yes, teachers are made aware of their terms and conditions, this is about making substantive changes to pension rights, YEARS after teachers have signed their contracts, for political reasons. The teachers' pension scheme is a deferred pay scheme, not a "gift" form the taxpayer for years of service.

It is becoming increasingly hard to recruit people into teaching and in some subjects, there are crisis level shortages. As a parent, I want my children taught by high-calibre graduates, who are doing their best because they feel happy and secure in their jobs.

If Gove cared about state education, he would not be behaving in this manner.
This is the last resort and no teacher likes taking industrial action. This is about the intransigence of Michael Gove. Yes, teachers are made aware of their terms and conditions, this is about making substantive changes to pension rights, YEARS after teachers have signed their contracts, for political reasons. The teachers' pension scheme is a deferred pay scheme, not a "gift" form the taxpayer for years of service. It is becoming increasingly hard to recruit people into teaching and in some subjects, there are crisis level shortages. As a parent, I want my children taught by high-calibre graduates, who are doing their best because they feel happy and secure in their jobs. If Gove cared about state education, he would not be behaving in this manner. Europeanist64
  • Score: 14

4:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Europeanist64 says...

"Holidays?" Is that what you call it when you are organising new courses, preparing lessons for the coming term and academic year, doing subject and exam board updates etc. etc.

Seems like a funny "holiday" to me.
"Holidays?" Is that what you call it when you are organising new courses, preparing lessons for the coming term and academic year, doing subject and exam board updates etc. etc. Seems like a funny "holiday" to me. Europeanist64
  • Score: 8

6:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Shibdrift says...

Europeanist64 wrote:
"Holidays?" Is that what you call it when you are organising new courses, preparing lessons for the coming term and academic year, doing subject and exam board updates etc. etc.

Seems like a funny "holiday" to me.
Oh, come on. We all know what it's like.

If only we could all be happy and secure in our jobs! It's the real World!!!

You really are taking the p*ss when you spout all this clap trap! Get on with doing your jobs like the rest of us have to do - often without pension rights, weeks and weeks of holidays, training days etc. etc.
[quote][p][bold]Europeanist64[/bold] wrote: "Holidays?" Is that what you call it when you are organising new courses, preparing lessons for the coming term and academic year, doing subject and exam board updates etc. etc. Seems like a funny "holiday" to me.[/p][/quote]Oh, come on. We all know what it's like. If only we could all be happy and secure in our jobs! It's the real World!!! You really are taking the p*ss when you spout all this clap trap! Get on with doing your jobs like the rest of us have to do - often without pension rights, weeks and weeks of holidays, training days etc. etc. Shibdrift
  • Score: -3

8:01pm Tue 25 Mar 14

khfc says...

"Oh, come on. We all know what it's like." Do you?


There is often sympathy when the working class take strike action against their fat-cat employers but if teachers are aggrieved then public sympathy is often lacking. Everyone has been to school so everyone "knows what its like" but most that comment haven't set foot in a school for years.

I teach - the quality of trainees coming into the profession has been woeful in recent years. Quality teachers are quitting the job - not because they want more money but because they are sick of the constant change and the disdain that Joe Public has for teachers.
If you are a highly capable person at the age of 21-24 what actual incentive is there for becoming a teacher? You can earn more in most other professions and gain more respect.

I don't agree with this strike and don't wish the students I teach to lose a day of education.

Some that strike are simply thinking of themselves but many are desperate to fight for pay and conditions that make the job actually worthwhile to ensure that we actually have some decent people wanting to come and do the job.
"Oh, come on. We all know what it's like." Do you? There is often sympathy when the working class take strike action against their fat-cat employers but if teachers are aggrieved then public sympathy is often lacking. Everyone has been to school so everyone "knows what its like" but most that comment haven't set foot in a school for years. I teach - the quality of trainees coming into the profession has been woeful in recent years. Quality teachers are quitting the job - not because they want more money but because they are sick of the constant change and the disdain that Joe Public has for teachers. If you are a highly capable person at the age of 21-24 what actual incentive is there for becoming a teacher? You can earn more in most other professions and gain more respect. I don't agree with this strike and don't wish the students I teach to lose a day of education. Some that strike are simply thinking of themselves but many are desperate to fight for pay and conditions that make the job actually worthwhile to ensure that we actually have some decent people wanting to come and do the job. khfc
  • Score: 5

8:57pm Tue 25 Mar 14

MR A ROWLES says...

Can we fine the school £60 , for unauthorised absence , no I don't think so ! . One rule for one and one for another some things never change !
Can we fine the school £60 , for unauthorised absence , no I don't think so ! . One rule for one and one for another some things never change ! MR A ROWLES
  • Score: 10

9:24pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Jerome K says...

Shibdrift says "Get on with doing your jobs like the rest of us have to do" & shows how slave-like much of the British population has succombed to over recent decades. Don't fight to improve your situation, don't rock the boat, don't stand up for yourself, don't blow the whistle. Instead keep your head down and just take it. So much for the Bulldog spirit, though I always suspected that was a bit of a myth, more the lapdog spirit.
Shibdrift says "Get on with doing your jobs like the rest of us have to do" & shows how slave-like much of the British population has succombed to over recent decades. Don't fight to improve your situation, don't rock the boat, don't stand up for yourself, don't blow the whistle. Instead keep your head down and just take it. So much for the Bulldog spirit, though I always suspected that was a bit of a myth, more the lapdog spirit. Jerome K
  • Score: 2

9:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

khfc says...

This government have done an excellent job in pitting various sections of society and groups of workers against each other.

"Look at those public sector workers with their generous pensions. They should have cr@p pensions like the rest of you."
This government have done an excellent job in pitting various sections of society and groups of workers against each other. "Look at those public sector workers with their generous pensions. They should have cr@p pensions like the rest of you." khfc
  • Score: 10

9:10am Wed 26 Mar 14

vassenden says...

Shibdrift wrote:
Europeanist64 wrote:
"Holidays?" Is that what you call it when you are organising new courses, preparing lessons for the coming term and academic year, doing subject and exam board updates etc. etc.

Seems like a funny "holiday" to me.
Oh, come on. We all know what it's like.

If only we could all be happy and secure in our jobs! It's the real World!!!

You really are taking the p*ss when you spout all this clap trap! Get on with doing your jobs like the rest of us have to do - often without pension rights, weeks and weeks of holidays, training days etc. etc.
How much do you know about the Teaching Profession, its salary structure, its conditions of Employment. So before you start condemning teachers do some research. Of course I do not know what Job , profession you are in , but I doubt very much that it has the stress factor associated with Teaching or the dangers. You may well say that Teachers choose their profession so get on with it, 95% do actually that, some 5% are in the wrong job and should not be teaching, but for the rest they do a remarkable job.
Just think of your Job.
How often do you get an angry Parent berating you in front of 20 odd children just because you have told their little darling to be quiet.
How many times have you been kicked or punched by someone that you are trying to teach, and not having the recourse to strike back.
How many times have you been attacked by a parent because you dared to give the little child some extra work to do.
Have you ever had to have a Police escort from the school gates to protect you from a Parent who has threatened to kill you.?
No of course you haven't, but you feel you are in a position to berate Teachers in general without bothering to find out why they feel the need to strike.
I'm sure that if you are in employment and you and your union could not even get a conversation going with your employer you would also have to resort to other means of trying to get some conversational contact with your employer.
[quote][p][bold]Shibdrift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Europeanist64[/bold] wrote: "Holidays?" Is that what you call it when you are organising new courses, preparing lessons for the coming term and academic year, doing subject and exam board updates etc. etc. Seems like a funny "holiday" to me.[/p][/quote]Oh, come on. We all know what it's like. If only we could all be happy and secure in our jobs! It's the real World!!! You really are taking the p*ss when you spout all this clap trap! Get on with doing your jobs like the rest of us have to do - often without pension rights, weeks and weeks of holidays, training days etc. etc.[/p][/quote]How much do you know about the Teaching Profession, its salary structure, its conditions of Employment. So before you start condemning teachers do some research. Of course I do not know what Job , profession you are in , but I doubt very much that it has the stress factor associated with Teaching or the dangers. You may well say that Teachers choose their profession so get on with it, 95% do actually that, some 5% are in the wrong job and should not be teaching, but for the rest they do a remarkable job. Just think of your Job. How often do you get an angry Parent berating you in front of 20 odd children just because you have told their little darling to be quiet. How many times have you been kicked or punched by someone that you are trying to teach, and not having the recourse to strike back. How many times have you been attacked by a parent because you dared to give the little child some extra work to do. Have you ever had to have a Police escort from the school gates to protect you from a Parent who has threatened to kill you.? No of course you haven't, but you feel you are in a position to berate Teachers in general without bothering to find out why they feel the need to strike. I'm sure that if you are in employment and you and your union could not even get a conversation going with your employer you would also have to resort to other means of trying to get some conversational contact with your employer. vassenden
  • Score: 4

11:27am Wed 26 Mar 14

Shibdrift says...

"How much do you know about the Teaching Profession, its salary structure, its conditions of Employment"

More than you might think; and as for your comments about job stress etc - you don't have a clue!
"How much do you know about the Teaching Profession, its salary structure, its conditions of Employment" More than you might think; and as for your comments about job stress etc - you don't have a clue! Shibdrift
  • Score: -5

12:32pm Wed 26 Mar 14

vassenden says...

well ok come on then tell us more. As for your comment about job stress, interesting as you have no idea what I do, so don't make assumptions. You are obviously not a Teacher, so not in any position to criticise their profession.
if you still wish to berate Teachers then come up with some constructive ideas which may be of benefit to all in the profession.
well ok come on then tell us more. As for your comment about job stress, interesting as you have no idea what I do, so don't make assumptions. You are obviously not a Teacher, so not in any position to criticise their profession. if you still wish to berate Teachers then come up with some constructive ideas which may be of benefit to all in the profession. vassenden
  • Score: 4

5:47pm Wed 26 Mar 14

DOEPUBLIC says...

For those that are interested in reality

http://www.theguardi
an.com/teacher-netwo
rk/teacher-blog/2014
/mar/15/working-hour
s-teaching-professio
n-secret-teacher

My comment being

"Michael(Gove) finds this all confusing, cos he finds sums with lots of working out difficult. So he generally copies the answers others have prepared for him. Apparently the grown-ups call it anectdotal evidence. Whatever, it allows him and 'is mates to laze where ever they wish, holiday or not.
For those that are interested in reality http://www.theguardi an.com/teacher-netwo rk/teacher-blog/2014 /mar/15/working-hour s-teaching-professio n-secret-teacher My comment being "Michael(Gove) finds this all confusing, cos he finds sums with lots of working out difficult. So he generally copies the answers others have prepared for him. Apparently the grown-ups call it anectdotal evidence. Whatever, it allows him and 'is mates to laze where ever they wish, holiday or not. DOEPUBLIC
  • Score: 5

7:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

sonofbaldwin says...

Interesting that sister union The NASUWT are not going on strike but will ‘consider plans for the next phase of industrial action’.

Also interesting that less than 25% of members of both unions actually voted in favour of industrial action in the first place.

Could I suggest the day of action would better serve all pupils, parents & the school year if it took place in the Easter holidays?
After all its the principle that counts, not the inherent disruption to people's lives?
Interesting that sister union The NASUWT are not going on strike but will ‘consider plans for the next phase of industrial action’. Also interesting that less than 25% of members of both unions actually voted in favour of industrial action in the first place. Could I suggest the day of action would better serve all pupils, parents & the school year if it took place in the Easter holidays? After all its the principle that counts, not the inherent disruption to people's lives? sonofbaldwin
  • Score: -3

8:08pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Jerome K says...

Yes, strike in the holidays that would be a great negotiating tactic. You really have to marvel at the brain power of some of the people that come on this site. No to mention being out of touch, anyone for Bingo?
Yes, strike in the holidays that would be a great negotiating tactic. You really have to marvel at the brain power of some of the people that come on this site. No to mention being out of touch, anyone for Bingo? Jerome K
  • Score: 1

1:19am Thu 27 Mar 14

DOEPUBLIC says...

sonofbaldwin wrote:
Interesting that sister union The NASUWT are not going on strike but will ‘consider plans for the next phase of industrial action’.

Also interesting that less than 25% of members of both unions actually voted in favour of industrial action in the first place.

Could I suggest the day of action would better serve all pupils, parents & the school year if it took place in the Easter holidays?
After all its the principle that counts, not the inherent disruption to people's lives?
If the principle counts then, maybe listening would prevent the action in the first place. Read the figures, as I posted above, and see if you could make it add up. Classroom teachers have to everyday.
[quote][p][bold]sonofbaldwin[/bold] wrote: Interesting that sister union The NASUWT are not going on strike but will ‘consider plans for the next phase of industrial action’. Also interesting that less than 25% of members of both unions actually voted in favour of industrial action in the first place. Could I suggest the day of action would better serve all pupils, parents & the school year if it took place in the Easter holidays? After all its the principle that counts, not the inherent disruption to people's lives?[/p][/quote]If the principle counts then, maybe listening would prevent the action in the first place. Read the figures, as I posted above, and see if you could make it add up. Classroom teachers have to everyday. DOEPUBLIC
  • Score: 4

10:19am Thu 27 Mar 14

sonofbaldwin says...

Jerome K wrote:
Yes, strike in the holidays that would be a great negotiating tactic. You really have to marvel at the brain power of some of the people that come on this site. No to mention being out of touch, anyone for Bingo?
Aw sweetheart,
Still struggling to understand irony i see........
[quote][p][bold]Jerome K[/bold] wrote: Yes, strike in the holidays that would be a great negotiating tactic. You really have to marvel at the brain power of some of the people that come on this site. No to mention being out of touch, anyone for Bingo?[/p][/quote]Aw sweetheart, Still struggling to understand irony i see........ sonofbaldwin
  • Score: -4

12:10pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Bcfc1186 says...

Vassenden - the 'dangers' of teaching? That is hilarious, please elaborate....
Vassenden - the 'dangers' of teaching? That is hilarious, please elaborate.... Bcfc1186
  • Score: -6

12:33pm Thu 27 Mar 14

vassenden says...

Bcfc1186 wrote:
Vassenden - the 'dangers' of teaching? That is hilarious, please elaborate....
I think if you read my post you will see, but of course you may be a non reader.
I can assure you all those things that I have quoted actually happened
[quote][p][bold]Bcfc1186[/bold] wrote: Vassenden - the 'dangers' of teaching? That is hilarious, please elaborate....[/p][/quote]I think if you read my post you will see, but of course you may be a non reader. I can assure you all those things that I have quoted actually happened vassenden
  • Score: 3

4:36pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Jerome K says...

"Aw sweetheart"??? Sounds a bit homophobic or sexist to me. A bit patronising from someone who was publicly ridiculed by a liberal female vicar for being governed by FEAR. Lol
"Aw sweetheart"??? Sounds a bit homophobic or sexist to me. A bit patronising from someone who was publicly ridiculed by a liberal female vicar for being governed by FEAR. Lol Jerome K
  • Score: 1

9:01am Sat 29 Mar 14

vassenden says...

JeromeK, are you on the same topic . I thought it was about the Teachers strike, not female Vicars, Enlighten us all please
JeromeK, are you on the same topic . I thought it was about the Teachers strike, not female Vicars, Enlighten us all please vassenden
  • Score: -1

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