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Who got (or gets) the first call?

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by dumpty, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Caramel2308

    Caramel2308 Occasional commenter

    The situation may well change in September. We quite often have classes covered by SLT in the event of staff absences but have not been crossing bubbles at the moment. I was really only referring to this school year when school is not functioning normally. Ours would likely revert to being covered by SLT come September whereas other schools may take in supply staff because, as you say, shutting down classes due to staff absences is not sustainable in the long term . We have had no confirmed cases of Covid19 from staff or children to date. Although, there are a few members of staff who are convinced they had it before the first reported case in the UK!!
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  2. elvispenhaligon

    elvispenhaligon Occasional commenter

    I'm ready to go back right now. I'll put my beer down, wash my face and get in there and get cracking.

    I don't care about CV. I can't afford to. Everyone who does should go and hide under their settee.

    I'm sorry to say this, but it appears that our contracted brothers and sisters and their union are royally taking the pss.

    Just get on with it.

    This is an old people and vulnerable people disease. It's not worth fking the economy for and it's most certainly not worth screwing up hundreds of thousands of children's educations over.

    I am about education. I want to get back to work.

    I suspect many of my (full paid) colleagues do not and covid 19 is a lovely excuse).
  3. historygrump

    historygrump Star commenter Forum guide

    elvispenhaligon, I hold the same feelings, I think it will be September now, but I want to get back teaching and the thought of doing anything else terrifies me. I am looking forward to getting up at 5.30 and getting booted and suited ready for the call into a school.

    PS, do not put the beer down, drink it first! :rolleyes:
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  4. ajc89

    ajc89 Occasional commenter

  5. historygrump

    historygrump Star commenter Forum guide

    I am awake by 6.30 everyday of the week and this includes Christmas Day, I can never understand why people keep in bed, when they could be up and about.
  6. ajc89

    ajc89 Occasional commenter

    I guess it depends if you are a night owl or an early bird!
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  7. sharon7482

    sharon7482 Occasional commenter

    All primary teachers are back at working time. Covering the split classes. I cannot speak for secondary. I also cannot speak for the diverse and wide ranging populous that are teachers. Of course some are lazy and some are brilliant. It is the same in every profession.
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  8. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

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  9. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    I'm secondary and we've been working throughout: setting work online, marking work and exams, giving feedback and answering questions. It meant longer than normal working days as creating lessons that the pupils use to basically teach themselves is incredibly time consuming. Now we're back at school too, for years 10 and 12 and still providing online learning for years 7-9. It's exhausting and I will need my holiday.
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  10. a1976

    a1976 Established commenter

    I'll tell you this much, if the government stopped sending funds to academies and (gag) councils, you'll see how quick these frightened sheep (or pathetic ones) march back for want of having a job and putting food on the table. And you know something else, it's the same people who are going to be whinging when the threats of redundancies come (and they most likely will) because they helped take part in an artificial crisis hyped up by the lefty media.
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  11. steviepal

    steviepal Occasional commenter

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Any other pearls of wisdom?
  12. steviepal

    steviepal Occasional commenter

    Got the call this morning. Do I win?
    (Couldn't do it though, got my kids and we're off swimming at Chatsworth).
  13. Patontheback

    Patontheback New commenter

    You win! This is promising.....
  14. BTBAM85

    BTBAM85 New commenter

    It was a 'right-y government' who made this lockdown happen, though? They panicked because they're weak and have no principles and they are the ones who made this panic happen, 2m, dont go out, stay at home, work from home, 'we will furlough you all' - lame-duck hysterical government stopping everyone going to work. I am as disgusted as you with them.
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  15. sharon7482

    sharon7482 Occasional commenter

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion but over 1m people internationally are currently testing positive at any one time. And that is just those that were tested. It kills...and they didn't know who or how. You take as many risks with your life as you want. That is your right.
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  16. historygrump

    historygrump Star commenter Forum guide

    Steviepal, I am amazed that you got offered work, most secondary schools are just about operating, I was speaking to a HT I know and he as 40 students of key worker (in just 2 groups) in and around 50 year 10 students (who come in for just 2 hours) and even the agencies are saying it will be September, I have notice some agencies have indicated that secondary schools are looking for intervention tutors to work on the catch up programme.
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  17. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    You do indeed - fame and fortune beckons!

    I was just about to pencil how I applied for 15 positions during lockdown and not one , not one has got back to me - even if just to say when they will get back to me! (This is primary)

    So great to hear someone is getting a call, even if it still appears you are in a serious (serious) minority.
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  18. steviepal

    steviepal Occasional commenter

    It was most unexpected to get a call at 7.30. Woke me up it did!

    Apparently someone called in sick at the last minute and the school was scrabbling around for someone. Not sure why though, they must have almost as many staff as kids at the moment.

    Anyhow, went swimming in the River Derwent instead. Bloody lovely.

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