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Discussion in 'Education news' started by ridleyrumpus, May 27, 2020.
Well, he has a lot of medical expertise...
I’m sure there’s a school near Westminster who need an overspill class.
And I’m sure Gibb would be happy to have their children in his office, licking his pens, sneezing on his PC keyboard, and licking his ears.
Even my class don't lick my ears! (Can't promise they haven't licked each others'!)
I was under the impression that those with letters saying they are vulnerable are not at school. Those who live with someone who is, or who believe themselves to be vulnerable are at the mercy of their headteacher.
I assume this is because some schools can't open to all the chosen year groups because they don't have enough staff. And that full reopening will be impossible for a great many schools if anyone a tiny little bit vulnerable doesn't go back.
When I first read this, I misread the last word and wondered what piece of scandal I'd missed!!
This is schools we're talking about and not puppy training centres ?
I have seen a TA licked by a pupil she supports in secondary. The pupil has severe learning difficulties so not a typical pupil however it happens.
But the country is sick of experts. Better to leave the decision to someone who knows nothing.
Having had the texts telling me to shield till June 30th I am a little concerned about this, I understand that at the moment this does not include myself but when 1st July comes around....
Have the unions not spoken up? In Scotland, the SSTA has said that vulnerable staff should not go in.
Same in England, both major unions have said the same.
My dad is vulnerable and my brother and fiancé live with my parents. She’s been told to go back to work (not a teacher) and is not allowed to stay off any longer, even though firms can claim furlough. What is wrong with these people?!
Either the virus is a threat and we are still at risk due to government mishandling of things and easing lockdown or the virus was never really a risk and lockdown has been for nothing!
So to quote 'asked to clarify if this means that "schools should be able to acquire those clinically vulnerable teachers and support staff to come in", Mr Gibb said: "provided the school is able to ensure there is social distancing at the school."' or 2m as the article suggests, it is fine to do so. Firstly assuming this is even possible it is salutory to note that https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8094933/How-one-man-spread-coronavirus-NINE-people-bus.html studies have demonstrated that coronavirus can infect at a distance of 4.5m in an enclosed space within which there is a group of people.