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11 hours ago, Nomadic Raptor said:

I think it is already pretty much burnt through high schools.  Lots still off in the 10 day isolation but they are starting to come out now…

 

it was always going to happen with 250 year 7s which havnt been subjected to it last summer most are fine.

 

you will probably find it makes it’s way through primary schools now as the brothers and sisters of kids from high school get it 

According to the dashboard approx 3000 kids have tested positive this year. Assuming there are a reasonable number that weren’t tested and/or were not showing symptoms, it may be that upto 50% of the 11000 school aged children have already had it. It wouldn’t surprise me if that percentage is significantly higher by Christmas. It may be a bit bumpy this side of the new year but I do feel that 2022 will be bring back the return of normality.

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1 minute ago, When Skies are Grey V2 said:

Ballakermeen years 9 and 10 going to a attendance rota next week ........due to staff illnesses

 

 

Surely the wonderful mitigations we were told about should have protected them? Or maybe the odd open window and jar of hand gel didn't cut it...

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6 minutes ago, When Skies are Grey V2 said:

Ballakermeen years 9 and 10 going to a attendance rota next week ........due to staff illnesses

Sorry about the flippancy, and indeed the repetition; I've said it before and I'll probably say it again, but I literally prayed for this sort of thing when I was at school.

Prayed I tell thee.

Dear God, you are half a century too late,

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5 minutes ago, When Skies are Grey V2 said:

Ballakermeen years 9 and 10 going to a attendance rota next week ........due to staff illnesses

 

 

It is a bloody disgrace, even in the worst norovirus/flu seasons where staffing has been decimated children were able to attend, but as we tacitly accepted the use of kids 'remote learning' during the peak pandemic, it has become part of the governments 'toolkit' and will be used more and more whenever it there is a slight issue. Give them an inch... 

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12 hours ago, hissingsid said:

I am in the grave dodging age group and have six friends that have come down with Covid in the last two weeks.   They seem to be lucky as have described it as like a dose of flu and none seem to be badly affected, they have all had their two jabs so this may have saved them from serious illness.

 

 

 

 

 

There is a lot of it about. I think some fully vaccinated people have had it but just put it down to cold/flu.

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12 minutes ago, Out of the blue said:

It is a bloody disgrace, even in the worst norovirus/flu seasons where staffing has been decimated children were able to attend, but as we tacitly accepted the use of kids 'remote learning' during the peak pandemic, it has become part of the governments 'toolkit' and will be used more and more whenever it there is a slight issue. Give them an inch... 

I think it is more teachers and unions toolkit than government. 

Besdes, rather than rotate attendance, why not have the "sick" teachers teach from home? 

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1 minute ago, Andy Onchan said:

How many of these secondary school children that have tested positive from LFTs are asymptomatic? Is Public Health keeping such records? Any records, in fact? 

Most based on my kids and their friends.  Nearly all have only found out they have had it from regular testing at home which would suggest those who aren’t testing at home are wandering around helping the others gain a level of natural immunity.

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3 minutes ago, offshoremanxman said:

You wouldn’t want to be the new education Minister. The way the schools have coped is woeful. You get the impression that they rather wouldn’t cope as there isn’t really any appetite. Neither has any further progress been made on virtual lessons. As they often say .. if you can’t ‘do’ then you teach. 

I think you will find there is a limit to how few teachers/pupil you are allowed to fall to. If the teachers are sick and all the supply teachers are utilised what else is there to do. 

Its a temporary blip as the virus is running wild through the schools. It was bound to happen and its not the end of the world. Some teachers are genuinely getting ill and some have been forced to isolate.

Some people just moan for the sake of moaning. Its real I am afraid and there is no magic answer.

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1 minute ago, offshoremanxman said:

You wouldn’t want to be the new education Minister. The way the schools have coped is woeful. You get the impression that they rather wouldn’t cope as there isn’t really any appetite. Neither has any further progress been made on virtual lessons. As they often say .. if you can’t ‘do’ then you teach. 

For a school to close, or send year groups home, the minister has to give approval. It is unlikely that he would be complicit in some sort of skive. Schools were meant to get funding to set up e-learning years ago, so any home learning could continue the curriculum properly, not just for mass sickness but also for children with long term illness etc. The government did not provide the funding, so each school had ad hoc arrangements that unsurprisingly were sometimes poor.

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2 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Most based on my kids and their friends.  Nearly all have only found out they have had it from regular testing at home which would suggest those who aren’t testing at home are wandering around helping the others gain a level of natural immunity.

True story from last week. Teacher had one child left in her class. She said 'You're the only one without Covid in the class,' to which he replied, 'Yes, I'm the only one at home who hasn't got it too.'

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