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Headteacher Suspended for admitting some teachers are not working

Discussion in 'Education news' started by ridleyrumpus, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    On Zoom the host (i.e. the teacher) can and should mute all the participants and only unmute them to answer a question. This should largely get around the swearing. The host can also stop the video of anyone who is inappropriately dressed so that they won't be visible to anyone else.
     
  2. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    If this school really exists you have to feel sorry for its employees.

    However I'm sure that has no bearing on the headteacher in this case being quite rightly suspended by her governing body.
     
  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    That really made me lol :D:D:D
     
  4. letap

    letap Occasional commenter

    Just out of interest from the garbage that you and your alter egos have posted:
    1. Actively boasting about harassing female teachers from other schools.
    2. Increasing the opportunity for food poisoning with your catering policy.
    3. Having a recruitment policy that increases the chances of recruiting an Ian Huntley.
    4. Putting hidden cameras in all areas including staff toilets.
    5. Stating millions could be saved off the school budget by sacking the cleaners.

    Can I ask how the above is innovation and effective change?
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2020
  5. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Why not?

    such as?

    Same as LA /MAT heads are accountable to Trust / Governors and seem to pretty much have authority to drive through innovation as they think fit...
     
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  6. letap

    letap Occasional commenter

    Is that you Donald?
    Are you taking a break from Twitter and Fox news?
     
  7. ridleyrumpus

    ridleyrumpus Star commenter

    At first I thought what an idiotic and plainly untrue comment.

    Then I looked at who posted it.

    All is revealed.
     
  8. ridleyrumpus

    ridleyrumpus Star commenter

  9. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    Her resignation letter states that ‘there is an appetite for change from some staff’ and ‘so it seems a good time for a change in leadership’
    Perhaps the teachers she is referring to as not doing much are the teachers who refused to toe the line with unrealistic work expectations! she sounds like a proper cow.
     
  10. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    She sounds like a bully. I suspect the qualities and characteristics of anyone supporting her.
     
  11. eleanorms

    eleanorms Occasional commenter

    Why do you do this? Seriously, why? If I were to live a fantasy life, it would be as a Hollywood starlet or a rich kid of Instagram (whatever they are), but not as an assistant headteacher at a free school. And there have been a few others on here in these strange times who did not seem to be quite who they said they are (yes, Ms Deputy Head to the Stars, you). Sometimes it's entertaining, reading your posts. But quite often it's just annoying. Not clever, just annoying.
     
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  12. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    What an appalling allegation to make about @TheHeadteachersOffice. He's the imaginary Executive Headteacher of a non-existent free school, not a mere AHT. ;):D
     
  13. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Is there no limit to this orange lunatic's capacity for meddling in things he knows nothing about? Actually given his level of ignorance that's everything.
     
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  14. ridleyrumpus

    ridleyrumpus Star commenter

    From a letter to parents.

    "
    It has been brought to my attention that a minority of adults are using foul language in the EYFS drop-off areas.

    This will not be tolerated.

    Adults should know better!

    If this does not cease, I will have no option but to spend money on audio-recording equipment and then ban offending adults from the premises.

    The cost of such equipment will not be insignificant, and it is money which I would prefer to spend on your children."
     
  15. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    Why have you never posted in the Headteachers, OFSTED, Leadership or Senior Leadership forums? As a Head, I would have thought that these would be your main ports of call.
     
  16. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Yes , I'd like to know that too.
     
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  17. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    And the obvious follow up question - why do you never answer this question, particularly as I have asked it at 3 different points now?
     
  18. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Surely a real headteacher would have an apostrophe in their name, in the correct place?

    Even a PE specialist.
     
  19. ridleyrumpus

    ridleyrumpus Star commenter

    From her letter to parents re resignation.

    "
    I believe there is also an appetite for change from some staff at Grange Park and so it seems a good time for a change in leadership. "

    I would say that that indicates an unhappy ship.
     
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  20. mrajlong

    mrajlong Senior commenter

    Errm...what about all the furloughed people getting anywhere between 80% and 100% wages for REALLY doing nothing - and the self-employed with their £6000 payout for doing absolutely nothing (though I suspect a lot of them are working and never stopped)? Is anyone bashing them? I don't doubt that some teachers have done more than others. This is not news. And some schools have demanded more from their staff than others. Also not news. A very ill-judged comment and not helpful for abating the teacher-bashing media etc.
     

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