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The Academic Year 2020-2021 Thread

Discussion in 'Personal' started by peakster, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    She's kicked us out because she doesn't want her "space" invaded.

    For a H+S freak - something like this is right up their street.
  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Schools that have their teachers supervising their students all lunchtimes are going to have massive staff absenteeism soon when everyone get too tired.

    We all have new laptops - they are very slow and a number have developed issues within a few days.

    My biggest problem is my new shoes - I haven't worn a pair of dress leather shoes for a year and I have terrible blisters on my heels as a result.

    I'm sure things will settle down again in due course if we don't close again.
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  3. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    We’ve been told we can go into ANY staff room area if they are free.
  4. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Of course we don’t HAVE to supervise and if we do we can get £6 a half hour! Not even two pints of bitter round here !
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  5. Sally006

    Sally006 Lead commenter

    Now I’ve had cramp this week. I’ve put it down to lots more pacing up and down corridors and standing than occurred in the last 6 months. Hopefully I’ll adapt and it will pass. The steps should be a good thing. I’m so glad I’m part-time - don’t think I’d make it to HT otherwise. Kids dropping like flies and waiting forever to get tested. So far staff ok. I’ve always maintained the virus was actually doing the rounds at our place in Jan/Feb. Maybe we have some resistance still but I’m not taking any chances. Ona happier note the weather is gorgeous today. Washing on the line and I’m contemplating a nice walk.
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  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    We're already planning a walk tomorrow.
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  7. Sally006

    Sally006 Lead commenter

    Sympathies, Peakster. As a woman in Primary, I’m still getting away with sandals (smart ones). I’m dreading the point when I need to be fully socked and wearing proper shoes.
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  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I got away with wearing a pair of smart black training shoes for all of last year (until we closed anyway) but they are now covered with paint after some jobs I was doing this summer. I had this pair for ages so thought I'd wear them for this new academic year.

    They have given me the worst heel blisters I've ever had.
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  9. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Enjoy Sally!
  10. install

    install Star commenter

    Science yes - not others in my experience.
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  11. nervousned

    nervousned Lead commenter

    I've known CDT to have them.
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  12. install

    install Star commenter

    So not many subjects really
  13. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Small but significant numbers off today mostly y10/11 ages. Some staff off with “colds” but I’m suggesting they are trying to brave it out.

    warm this week as well...
  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Prep room latest...

    We are not allowed in....period.

    We cannot even use the kettle to make coffee.
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  15. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    This sounds like an obvious case of bullying.

    report em
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  16. install

    install Star commenter

    To be fair - not if it is concerned with spreading the virus. The answer is to bring own kettles.
  17. Mr_Ed

    Mr_Ed Lead commenter

    I didn't foresee the following problem before re-start, can anyone suggest a solution?:

    Giving out worksheets.... I suddenly realised I was licking my fingers to allow me to give out individual sheets (just after I'd reminded the class not to touch their faces!) I have seen bank tellers with a little moist foam sponge thing in the past, perhaps something similar but portable?
  18. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    We have dettol wipes in all classes. Why not moisten your finger tips with these?
    peter12171 likes this.

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