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Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by ridleyrumpus, Mar 16, 2020.
How many have you got absent today?
No staff absent.
122 kids out of 580.
Per year group maybe 4 or 5 absences but some have already gone home. One cough and they have an excuse.
A couple of staff sent home too so far.
We have one other member of staff self isolating, not sure how many children though
5 staff absent.
94 kids absent out of 688.
Sorry, should have clarified: 122 absent out of 588! Still a lot though.
Lots of kids.
2 staff off. I'm one of them. I shouldn't have really gone in on Friday because I was coughing then. I suspect I've only got a cough and cold (though now getting stabbing rib pains so maybe I'm speaking too soon).
Today I've read 9 of the 18 policies in my inbox and started collating links to sites and resources for homeworking and looked at planning for me and the other class teacher. I feel in limbo because I'm not sure if I'm off sick or not so I'm trying to earn my keep.
I'm also gloomy because I had posted on a few threads on Twitter on Saturday trying to get clarification on symptoms and last night my Head phoned me to tell me she'd had an email from a parent who is concerned and not to post anything else. It was stupid thinking about it as I'm usually so good at keeping my lives separate. I post from an account with no link to my real name and didn't mention where I work but apparently she'd spotted it because another colleague who she was friends with had responded and worked out it was me. The head says we'll discuss it when I get back so now I've got that threat hanging over me for the rest of the week.
7 Staff and 83 Pupils.
I know of a family where both parents have been ill with high temperatures and aches and pains, and yet they've still sent their child into school. Technically they're doing nothing wrong, but this seems like a recipe for disaster to me...
107 children out of 760
29 children were sent home during the day
300 out of 1300 students...
According to the latest advice, the entire family should be self-isolating.
In my class 7 out of 28. Class next door 11 out of 30.
One of the year 2 classes had 15 out of 30!
8 staff absent
The younger classes were far more heavily affected.
3-7 year olds are more likely to have normal coughs and colds, but the slightest hint of a cough or a temperature means they are now off for a fortnight! Loads out today and likely similar or more tomorrow.
KS2 hardly affected at all.
2 staff, both with minor coughs were told to stay at home.
One of my younger relatives said no-one was absent from his (average-sized) primary. Some of the local schools are shut, so effectively have either 0 or 100% absence.
There is some good news for you, its not the end of the week now but 14 days.
Almost certainly yes and if you are told not by your school then MP AND Union, there will be s lot of people asking them this question.