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Move to online learning in AP MAT

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Vince_Ulam, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    If trialled in AP then expect to see this idiocy move into mainstream before too long, likely in Northern coastal towns.

    Alternative provision academy trust turns to online learning to make savings

    'The TBAP trust, which runs AP academies in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, is planning widespread cost-cutting measures after receiving a financial notice to improve from the government last month.

    The trust was first warned about its finances in January after it requested funding advances of £300,000 from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and subsequently had to borrow another £650,000 to deal with further deficits.
    SchoolsWeek.co.uk, 21st September 2018.

    Students in alternative provision deserve far better than this.
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  2. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Ha, ha, Ha! 'Alternative provision'...Wowzers, that is PROPER Newspeak! Oh joy. Can somebody please send the rocket launchers onto Whitehall? Thick, useless gibbbering bell-brains, the lot of 'em. Poor kids indeed.
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  3. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Some fkwit who thinks s/he gets teens thinks that 'online' learning will be a hit with kids because it's like playing video games innit.
    agathamorse likes this.
  4. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    And they have the brassneck to use the term "enhance the curriculum". My elbow. Enhance the curriculum nothing, Enhance MAT profits more like.
  5. moscowbore

    moscowbore Lead commenter

    I want to believe that this is a joke.

    A school cannot afford teachers. Really?

    If this is true, the school management, the MAT management all need to be sacked.

    What bonuses/payrises did the MAT and school management receive while this scandalous financial mismanagement was going on?

    Surely this is a joke.
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  6. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

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  7. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Given it's mainly 'Alternative Provision' schools, I'm wondering into which category the huge number of support staff fall - they're not teachers, but neither are they admin staff.
    Or maybe they've already gone.....
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  8. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

  9. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    More than one manager for every 4 staff. No bloody wonder the school isn't working. And it's the teachers they can't afford.

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