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Will the bubble still exist in September?

Discussion in 'News' started by misslingo, Jun 29, 2020 at 6:26 PM.

  1. missaks

    missaks New commenter

    I know the official guidance isn't out yet, but do we think the idea is that larger bubbles will exist, say of 30 pupils, with no distancing but no mixing if the larger bubbles?
    I'm just wondering how that works with specialist teachers of languages for example, in primary schools who go in and out of classes? Do we think that wont happen?
  2. gazza35

    gazza35 New commenter

    looks like whole year group bubbles for secondary, watch for announcement on Thursday
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  3. missaks

    missaks New commenter

    Yes I was thinking of primary school, I guess waiting is all we can do!
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  4. chachapluche

    chachapluche New commenter

    The news has come out tonight and from what I can see it looks like the teacher is the one who will be distancing themselves and the pupils will stay in their bubble (entire class for primary, whole year for senior?) As with a lot of those new measures it remains to see how it will work in real life as opposed to in theory
  5. missaks

    missaks New commenter

    Yes but specialist teachers involve going in and out of bubbles...at the moment they haven't been allowed to do that but i wonder if that will change in September
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  6. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    Bubbles have are almost meaningless when you get to year group size and rotate teachers between year groups.

    Let's not kid ourselves, the infection rate is too high to go back to normal in schools and that is what we are being pressured towards.
    bella2891, hhhh, Marisha and 5 others like this.
  7. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    Absolutely. So we are expected to support parents being fined for not wearing masks in schools, dentists and gyms still being shut-yet also support the idea that school children will effectively mix with thousands of people maskless/distancingless? If schools go back this like, what's the point of any lockdown or 'new normal'? Surely the unions won't allow this?
  8. Catgirl1964

    Catgirl1964 Occasional commenter

    I hope the unions react with vigour. These are ridiculous proposals and risk the health of staff, students and their friends and families.
    hhhh likes this.
  9. jimm287

    jimm287 New commenter

    I read the new guidance and laughed out loud....mostly through fear. We need our unions and we need them now
  10. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    The 'Unions' are just the teachers acting together. Will you & your colleagues take industrial action over this?
  11. DYNAMO67

    DYNAMO67 Lead commenter

    It’ll be the same as secondary... teachers can come and go.

    the process in primary is pretty straightforward IMO. It’s secondary where it seems wacky and questionable
  12. clairemariewilso23

    clairemariewilso23 New commenter

  13. pair_of_argyles

    pair_of_argyles Occasional commenter

    Don't worry folks, by Thursday Gav & Co. will have invented the whole school "Super Bubble".
    Staff will have to ensure that, no school grounds will be allowed to come within 2 metres of another school's grounds
    To further enhance anti virus protection and precautions, each morning -
    • the HT will go to the exact middle of the school site*;
    • cross their fingers three times
    • throw 0.36 gms of salt over their left shoulder
    • spin round six times while singing our new anti covid anthem "We ain't got no virus, no more"
    * as indicated by our new world beating GBGPS system - satellites pending
  14. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

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  15. scott1980

    scott1980 Occasional commenter

  16. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    The unions themselves have said that strike action can take too long to arrange. The unions set guidance, and know legalities. Most teachers are not reps and are not trained in workplace regulations-what I can say is that compared to my husband's workplace-he has a personal office area, with only 4 people allowed in a 'floor zone', meaning staff should never need to be within 4m of each other with masks and cleaning on tap, with all meetings to be online...well, schools aren't looking that safe, so I am eager to hear what my HSE qualified union advisors say.
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  17. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    Meant on buses (parents aren't normally in any of the schools round us except for occasional meetings, though I know that depends on the school, though logically, if they did come into school, they'd surely be at more risk than on a bus?)
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  18. missaks

    missaks New commenter

    I don't think the unions will get anywhere with this, as the govt has decided all kids will go back and they will do it regardless of what anyone says...suggesting parents will be fined for example, they really want this to happen......
  19. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Some of us lost it decades ago...:eek:
  20. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Can I refer you to post 10?
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