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Stupid ideas

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Marshall, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Marshall

    Marshall Lead commenter

    I have had more time recently to look at other forums and I am totally shocked and dismayed at what headteachers are asking their staff to do.

    Too many examples to give but it seems to me that heads are afraid to 'buck the system' and are following inane ideas like sheep - not to do what their schools and children need.

    Where will all this end? Academies who dictate everything (including salaries) and more and more teachers leaving the profession and those who stay becoming 'Yes people'.

    Need to vent!
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  2. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    thank you @Marshall , it's one thing to read the likes of me whinging about the current mess but another to have a HT agreeing.

    Isn't this a chance for you to prove 'the system' can work. The prophet Gove propounded that Good Academies would thrive whereas the poor ones would have to improve or go under.

    Could you attract decent teachers who would otherwise be sickened off? By actually focusing on the school needs?

    Most likely of course, you're equally stuffed but thanks for at least thinking of trying.
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    It's bad enough having every second person on WD generalising their complaints to imply the vast majority of heads are incompetent dictators at best, please don't let current heads start doing it as well.
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  4. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Very few (if any) of the heads I know would ever ask their staff to do the ludicrous types of things you read about on here...
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  5. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    I used to think that and when I was a Head I would never have dreamt of doing some of the things that you read about.

    However, I have first hand experience of ludicrous things happening and my advise to the person concerned is find another school.
  6. Marshall

    Marshall Lead commenter

    I didn't mean to upset anyone - I suppose it's the ones who post who have the inane things done to them!
    Startedin82 and install like this.

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