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200 Schools considering cutting hours to save money

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SirGalahad, 5 Jul 2019.

  1. Ihavenojob

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    So why do people teach, seeing as they're deemed responsible for them when on school property ?
     
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    Heads, and by extension teachers, operate in loco parentis. Sending a child below the age of legal responsibility out of school unsupervised would be deemed negligent, if not illegal. I don't recall the age (13?) - I was in primary.
     
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    What, any age child? :eek:
     
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    Obviously not any age. Just as long as they can walk and know roughly what direction their house is..............
     
  6. SirGalahad

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    Thats a RWR mantra. Blame

    EU
    Foreigners
    Brown Folk
    Socialism
    Labour
    Authority
    Etc..
     
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    Exactly.

    Im not sure what this thread is arguing about. The law on this is established:

    Traditionally, the term ‘in loco parentis’ was used to describe the duty of care
    that a teacher has towards a pupil, to the effect that a teacher has a duty to take
    the same reasonable care of the pupil that a parent would take in those
    circumstances.


    This is the NUTS full pdf for teachers 'the law and you'
    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&s...Vaw3Odv1gbott0sqIAiAnrLeN&cshid=1562484138411

    School education is deemed to be full time, Mon to Fri. So its not reasonable to say the school can close Fri afternoons and the parent should have them.

    Many parents build their working life around school times, so if a school shuts Fri pm, that may cause considerable difficulty.

    Its all verr well for those on here to say parents should be looking after children, no doubt those with that argument dont need both parents to work full time to make ends meet. Its just yet another one those 'benefit scroungers' arguments.....ie venting anger without the facts.
     
  8. SirGalahad

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    Both Parents work full time. Drat can't call them benefit scroungers.

    One parent has to finish early each day or start late for school run, employer accomodates. Got ya, these work shy lefties, whilst we put in a full shift. Dont have kids you can't afford.
     
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    And at what age is it illegal to leave a child alone in the UK?
     
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    What would your age cut-off point be?
     
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    IIRC there is no legal age limit for leaving children alone, they just have to be able to act safely and responsibly. I think the suggested age is 14.
     
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    Except for those that need child minding. Oh look, the thread has gone full circle and teachers etc are child minders after all.(y)
     
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    Brought full circle by.....you! You’ll disappear up your own arsehole one of these days.
     
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    ...the facts boyo. Care to try and discount them? Teachers are there to teach and care for the children boyo - FACT.

    Deal with it.
     
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    For £150 an hour, I’ll look after them for as long as you want. Just won’t do it for free.
     
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    Until what point though?
    I'm sure (most of us) accept that the occasional "emergency" will necessitate the school looking after little Chantel until a responsible other takes over.
    But , surely the same does not apply to a couple of parents who choose to work past five every evening, then commute. And won't be at the school till close on seven pm any evening?

    Ergo, while the school has a dirty of care, it is not a childminding service.
     
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