True and remember the current rules, if just two kids test positive in a bubble of 300 then the whole bubble gets sent home for 14 days.Yeh basically the school bubble might be 200-300 kids but the wider numbers who are in contact with that bubble would be thousands and thousands. Not much you can do about that really.
My grandson who is aged 10yrs has been going to school 2 days a week. He says he just does art or football & a bit of writing. He says his mum's curriculum is more like teaching. My daughter does at least 3 hrs a day in core subjects with 2 children. ..I look forward to hearing about the book that my 8yr granddaughter is reading....500 pages!The children at my school have been back for 7 days now and it's very strange. I'd not really given them much challenging to do until this morning - mostly mindfulness / very basic maths and English work - this morning I turned the screws slightly with some relatively straight-forward magic number squares and had 5 of my 15 children in tears within minutes because they had to think for the first time in 4 months. A few of them are happy (relatively so) to come into school and sit and chill / read all day, refusing to engage with any of the work.
September is going to be very, very challenging.
We've got between 150-175 of our 650 children back - a good handful showed up last Monday and Tuesday and haven't been seen since because it was 'boring'!!
They had them when I was a kidI think the issue people have with Inset days is that we don't know why they exist as we never had them when we were kids
It's annoying but one of those things we just suck up and deal with.
EDIT - I did just Google it and they were introduced when there was the new National Curriculum in 1988 so needed more training to convert to it...still odd they exist as a thing though.
I would say...what about the last day or two of the holidays...but I won't go there.They had them when I was a kid
Education moves so quickly with so many changes, it would be impossible to keep up without days in school without the children.
Nope, not here. Autumn Term last year started 4th September but that was an inset day at our school. Same with end of summer term this year. The end of term date is 22nd July but that is an inset day as well. Just two examples but they are all the same, during term time.But then it wouldn't be a holiday would it?
Inset days are done during the children's holidays.
It's a technicality. Yes 'term' has started, but it's an INSET. If there wasn't an inset, the children would be in, but would break up a day earlier in the summer. The children will usually have the same number of teaching days / hours over the course of a year regardless of INSETs.Nope, not here. Autumn Term last year started 4th September but that was an inset day at our school. Same with end of summer term this year. The end of term date is 22nd July but that is an inset day as well. Just two examples but they are all the same, during term time.
So, no, not during the children's holidays although they are "forced" holiday. Won't be a holiday for teachers but still the set holiday for the kids.
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