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Parents views of school times....

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by amysdad, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. amysdad

    amysdad Occasional commenter

  2. Flyonthewall75

    Flyonthewall75 New commenter

    "Nursery is run for working parents: open 8-6, three meals a day provided, flexible arrival and departure time, and one itemised monthly bill."
    I assume the parent in question is paying a considerable amount of money for this private nursery provision.
    Within the state sector, a half day (2.5 hour) nursery session is the norm, although a morning and afternoon session may be available for some children.
    The answer would then seem to be simple.
    When the parent in question enrols her child in the private / independent school of her choice, she should insist that her child is looked after from 8-6, provided with three meals a day, with a flexible arrival and departure time, and one itemised monthly bill. That shouldn't cost much!
    However, I suspect the private / independent school will probably tell her they are educators and not childminders, pupils are expected to arrive and leave school at the appropriate time and parents are required to meet all additional costs out of their own pockets.
    Or to put it another way, so long as the taxpayer is paying for a child's education, it is important that parents have realistic expectations of what additional costs can be met by the state.
    Unless, of course, the parent in question was suggesting a new extended, and 'flexible', contract for teachers at no additional cost.
    Surely not?
  3. If you read the comments underneath you will see that there are actually some parents who believe that teachers should in fact work longer hours and weeks at no extra cost!!
    I'm really getting sick of these ignorant people thinking that teachers have it easy and deserve to be punished in some way. Not one of them have reasons for thinking so that would be of the benefit to the child.
    No consideration at all to the fact that a child is totally switched off by 3 o'clock, and trying to get them to concentrate on anything is a challenge, but to then extend their time til 6pm?? The kids will be shattered and then the parents will wonder why they aren't doing well at school or with their homework, and the teachers will get the blame again!!
    Why on earth do some people become parents just to avoid looking after their kids as much as they possibly can?? It's the poor kids who suffer, and yet the parents would complain if their children were affected by it in any way.
    Where is the nurturing and love that is required to raise a healthy child? Is it a 2 hour slot between getting home and going to bed? Is that when a parent gets quality time to bond with their child?
    I worry for the future.
  4. There used to be a time when teachers were in locum parentus, now we might as well be rebranded as parentus. It really is a sorry state of affairs, with COSLA recent outbursts and the complete lack of sympathy from parents during the strike in England. Who in their right mind would want to be a teacher these days? Any talented graduates would run a mile.
  5. How true. Some parents appear to think 'education' and 'childminding' are interchangeable terms. Makes you laugh really: unless you happen to be the child who will grow up knowing your parents have no time for you [​IMG]

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