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Can a school be any worse?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by CarrieV, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

  2. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    Staff in the Kindergarten use physical interventions regularly and inappropriately with children. They pull children up from the floor, carry them across the room and force them to sit upright. Staff report that this is common practice and that incidents of physical restraint also occur and are not reported
    catbefriender and Jamvic like this.
  3. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Established commenter

    Oh my God! Utterly disgraceful.
    catbefriender likes this.
  4. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Yet, when you read the staff page on the website, they are all experienced and well qualified staff!
  5. ridleyrumpus

    ridleyrumpus Lead commenter

    Whisky Tango Foxtrot

    "The school was unable to evidence that all staff had been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Recruitment records show that previous employment history is not adequately checked, and job applications are not always expected. Some staff have been appointed because they are known by the school and not because they have been thoroughly appraised to check that they have the necessary skills and experience."
  6. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    saw the name "steiner" and didn't look any further.

    I looked into these schools last time I was job hunting, and honestly couldn't believe what I found out.

    some steiner beliefs:

    1. reincarnation. If you are very very good, you get to be reincarnated white, if you are nearly there, Asian, but if you have failed absolutely as a human being, black.

    2. Guardian angels. Teachers have no safe guarding responsibility because each child has a guardian angel, who makes sure the child only gets as much bullying, disabiity, injury, illness or unhappiness as they deserve. If they actually die, thats fine, see point 1.

    3. Eurethmy. Special dances are all the medical intervention ever required, not doctors or anything like that. If a child is ill, then they deserve it ( see point 2) and if they die, it doesn't matter ( see point 1)

    4. Gnomes. The world is run by gnomes, and you have to cast spells to make crops grow.

    5. telepathy. It is no surprise that they don't need police checks or qualifications from their staff, they only require that their staff are telepathic. If they are, that is all the qualifications they need.


    This is a cult.

    It is also a cult with a massive multinational legal department that might well get this thread pulled.
  7. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    It might get the thread pulled but presumably ( and thankfully) not the OFSTED report.

    There are not many times that I am grateful for OFSTED, this might be one of them!
    bessiesmith likes this.
  8. ABCCBA123321

    ABCCBA123321 Occasional commenter

    I think the only worse sounding educational establishment I've come across is my daughter's Playmobil school where the children regularly balance on the roof, go on school trips to be locked in the tomb room in pyramids and there's a hospital next door for all the broken legs and bumped heads!

    (When I get really bored I have been known to compose imaginary Ofsted reports for that toy school)
  9. catbefriender

    catbefriender Lead commenter

    @dunnock Definitely not my type of school. :eek:Thanks for the info.
  10. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

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