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Piers Morgan doesn’t trust teachers because of a ban on school skirts

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    ‘Piers Morgan said he didn’t trust teachers who banned school skirts "as far as I can throw them" this morning during a debate.

    The Good Morning Britain host was joined by co-host Susanna Reid, Tes’ mental health columnist Natasha Devon and former deputy head Ruth Kudzi as they discussed the news that 40 schools in the UK had banned skirts.

    Devon argued that not only would a gender-neutral uniform allow girls to take part in physical activities throughout the day, it would also be fully inclusive for transgender students.

    Hmmm, if he doesn’t trust teachers then why doesn’t he home school his daughter? Yet another sign of the lack of respect and trust surrounding the profession.

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  2. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I don't trust Piers Morgan even that far, tbh...
  3. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    If upskirting is to be a criminal offence, more schools might go down this road.

    we know they often try to avoid reporting assaults on staff to the police, settling for detentions or 'serious chats' instead, and who knows whether they'd react the same way should a teacher be upskirted.

    But if a child in their care is victim to upskirting then it's likely to be a huge deal owing to child protection concerns.

    Too hard to ban mobile phones, so they'll ban skirts instead.
  4. CWadd

    CWadd Senior commenter

    Piers Morgan is a ****.

    I don't trust journalists as far as I can throw them, mainly due to ***** like him.

    End. Of.
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  5. -Maximilian-

    -Maximilian- New commenter

    Piers Morgan has slagged off teachers before. Personally, I can’t stand him as a presenter and switch off if he’s on the telly. On the skirts issue, I’m not really bothered. It’s up to the schools what their uniform policy is. Nothing wrong with skirts in my mind though if that’s what students want to wear.
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  6. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    I don't trust Piers Morgan because of his smarmy face.
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  7. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    This sums up PM fairly accurately.
  8. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Wasn't he the editor of the mirror when they published faked photos of British troops abusing afgans/Iraqis?
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  9. David Getling

    David Getling Senior commenter

    But as they are funded by public money it shouldn't be!
  10. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Schools have always had a significant amount of autonomy.
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  11. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    I dont quite understand this skirt debate. Every school I have worked in has stipulated that students wear trousers or skirts of a certain colour. Any girl may wear trousers or a skirt. The same applies to boys though I dont recall any boy choosing to wear a skirt. If there is a choice I don't see what the problem is. Piers Morgan is beneath contempt. If any school tries to ban anything there is always someone eager to take them to court.
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  12. drek

    drek Lead commenter

    people like Piers Morgan, love islanders, trump etc all have a lot of things in common. One in particular.....
    They attract public attention easily. This makes them are popular, leads to getting well paid, future lucrative careers and thus in our society.....highly respected............

    Teachers.....the only time we get media attention is when we are scorned at by parents, dfe, OFSTEd, colleagues.....and really anybody at all.....for imagined or real crimes!
    MarieAnn18 and agathamorse like this.
  13. David Getling

    David Getling Senior commenter

    Anyone who tries to stop girls wearing skirts is fully deserving of every once of contempt heaped upon them.
  14. install

    install Star commenter

    Didn't Piers get into trouble over an untrustworthy photo in a newspaper report? Mmm...according to the Telegraph they were 'fake'. All schools maybe should teach the consequences of trying to fool the public - and maybe whoever it may be :cool:
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  15. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Piers who?
    TCSC47, FrankWolley and install like this.
  16. dreamweaverplusactor

    dreamweaverplusactor New commenter

    To be fair, he said he said he wouldn't trust teachers who wanted to ban skirts specifically. It's actually just clickbait to imply he was teacher bashing.
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Sorry for this off-topic post but...

    If the Unions told staff that any assault should be reported to the police... if that was Union policy... if the police were actually involved... I wonder if that'd turn things around fairly quickly on behaviour...
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  18. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    He probably just doesn't trust teachers. Full stop. Like much of the media.
    The skirts has nothing to do with this.
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  19. David Getling

    David Getling Senior commenter

    But, remember, these kinds of policies are down to head teachers. Does any right-minded person trust SLT, these days? As soon as I see that acronym the words liar and cheat instantly pop up in my mind.
    Mrsmumbles likes this.
  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Down to the governors, not the headteachers.
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