Sometimes I just despair: Schools are out of order

Dunston School: I am amazed that I only know the reason why some teachers were striking at Dunston School is because I read it in the Derbyshire Times – because they were being assessed?

At most places of work you’re assessed to ensure that you’re fit for purpose!

Due to strike action taking place again this week, Christmas concerts are to suffer, all the children’s hard earned work wasted. In this line of employment surely the kids come first?

Take your child out of school during term time to go on holiday – because that’s the only time you can afford to go – and you could be penalised with a fine, as ‘the children need to be educated in term time’.

Well clearly not! The phrase ‘do as I say, not as I do’ springs to mind.

As for Newbold School - three teachers have been suspended, and parents still don’t know why! Are our children safe?

Worried Dunston Mum

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