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The Academic Year 2020-2021 Thread

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

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    We are absolutely NOT ALLOWED to print anything - anything needing printing goes to a central HUB and if its not in 24 hours in advance - you won't get it.
  2. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Ah well we’ve not been told that’s why not?
  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    It will force me to be more organized.

    This term is going to be a killer (not literally i hope).
  4. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    Jaysus. That's brought on me anxiety proper good just reading that.
  5. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    We're not allowed to print anything either.
  6. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I have my own printer in my room so I should be ok as long as those in my room don’t use it I suppose
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  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Printing has been very restricted for a couple of years now.
  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I'll be up at 5 tomorrow as well.
  9. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I don't think there's been a day in my life I'd have been prepared to get up at 5 a.m. for work. Even when I was breastfeeding, I'd treat 5 a.m. as a night feed and put us all back to bed.
  10. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I get up at 6 mainly as I have to travel to work but more importantly it gives me time to do some prep and marking before school so I don’t take work home. Besides Covid I haven’t taken work home on a regular basis for years. 5am does seem a bit early I agree!!
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  11. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Senior commenter


    we've been back about 3 weeks now, today is first day of mandatory Face Coverings in shared spaces

    Anticipated a riot - got about 90% compliance, those without were provided one by SMT, as far as i know, no refusals, which honestly i am pretty shocked about

    However Attendance is down by about 100 students since Friday

    We truck on with our staggered breaks and ever changing weekly timetable, Covid looms as always, and some community transmission (but is a huge area) but i think the young people are enjoying being back and I feel we get more of a rhythm and more work done when the students are in the one location for the double periods rather than moving around
  12. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

  13. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I really enjoyed using Prezi to make some of my lessons, it was fun & different. That was about 5-6 years ago though so it may have even more features now.
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  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Popped in this morning even though we don't officially start back until tomorrow - lots of nice arrows in the corridors and a lot of painting has been done.

    Still no timetables.
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  15. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    And when do the kids come back? Tomorrow?
    That is so poor!
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  16. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Kids not back in until later in the week.

    It would take me a long time to describe all the changes that are occurring in our school. It will either work - or everyone will leave.

    It could go either way.
  17. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Hoping that it all works out for you!
  18. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Hope it goes well for you.

    In my part of the world the pupils are not back until Monday of next week. This week is just INSET and preparation.
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  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Personally - I think I'll be OK - the school has been put in a difficult situation by a very rash decision by our board of governors.

    It's a shame because we were making real progress.
  20. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Well they was interesting.
    Good to see the rest of the Department but...
    1 no plan about how to supervise the lunch hour and the problems that that will bring
    2. A new on line system that the ict delt has no clue about
    3 year 7 children to be sat in the same seat every lesson indefinitely
    4 no mention of masks
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