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Teacher Numbers Fall By 4 Per Cent

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THE number of teachers employed by the Department of Education has dropped by 29.

But Education Minister Eddie Teare MHK said job cuts within the department were hitting other areas of the department hardest.

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i think the song says it best....i believe that children are our future....

 

too bad we are short changing our future huh? :blink:

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When they had a recession in the olden days the government built things to give people work, they employed more teachers to ensure the population were educated..now we are living in times of 'austerity measures' which add up to, giving asshole banks more power to be inept and give jobs to people who failed to take the benefit of the free education they were given (but will work for £13Kpa), they're choking the NHS with red tape and more HCA's than anyone could ever possibly need (have you seen the amount of staff at Nobles walking about with a bit of paper?), there is no national transport system (lol), the mines are closed....whatever, they'll be alright because it is not their children who will suffer. We put up with it because NOONE with half an ounce of social and/or political acumen wants to stand for election, and when/if they do the idiots in charge make the damn sure they do not get it - Thurston, I need say no more.

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Who would want to be a teacher these days? Better off being trained as a riot officer, zoo keeper and EOD specialist....Far safer and less likely to get falsely accused of being a paedo.

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I bet the number of education advisers hasn't fallen by 4 percent . . . :angry:

 

 

They have fallen by 6%

 

however advisors has risen 15%

 

 

 

maybe.

 

 

Odd how a school in Douglas can get is fence painted by the DEC at a cost of 10K this year - yet the same school will loose c120K from its purse in April at the stroke of a pen.

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Since the MEA overspend the Dept of Ed appear to have been making cutbacks to pay for it. Check out how many Island primary schools now have several year groups being taught together by the same teacher. In the recent past this was rightly frowned upon, but now it is promoted as "advantageous" (which it obviously is - as a cost cutting exercise in which the education of the child is jeopardised).

 

Let's make a list here of schools where this is happening.

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An annual supplement in one of the local papers has photos of new starters at all the primary schools. Only 4 kids on the Bride school photo and 8 on the Jurby one. Potential for a bit of merging maybe - or is it a bit too close to Mr Teare's constituency?

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There was only one we actually had to let go,' he said
I hate that euphemism. Why not just say we had to sack one?

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An annual supplement in one of the local papers has photos of new starters at all the primary schools. Only 4 kids on the Bride school photo and 8 on the Jurby one. Potential for a bit of merging maybe - or is it a bit too close to Mr Teare's constituency?

 

 

Yes, smqll schools could be rationalised especially when most people have cars and there are school buses . It is expense to employ head teachers and others for small numbers of children.

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An annual supplement in one of the local papers has photos of new starters at all the primary schools. Only 4 kids on the Bride school photo and 8 on the Jurby one. Potential for a bit of merging maybe - or is it a bit too close to Mr Teare's constituency?

 

 

Yes, smqll schools could be rationalised especially when most people have cars and there are school buses . It is expense to employ head teachers and others for small numbers of children.

 

I have organised school visits and I was under the impression that Bride and Andreas share 1 head teacher, not certain about Jurby?

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I bet the number of education advisers hasn't fallen by 4 percent . . . :angry:

 

They have fallen by 6%

 

however advisors has risen 15%

 

maybe.

 

Odd how a school in Douglas can get is fence painted by the DEC at a cost of 10K this year - yet the same school will loose c120K from its purse in April at the stroke of a pen.

 

Anyone know how many advisors there are and what they actually advise on?

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They cannot afford teachers but we can afford the most luscious books available for primary school children! My 7 year old son has a reading record and spelling book which are so over the top, specially printed, laminated cover, is it just me or is that totally off its head? What is wrong with a plain exercise book? I shall write to the head of the school or some one...

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