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CLOSED - last updated10.00

•Closed - All Saints CE School, Weymouth
•Closed - All Saints CE VC Primary School, Bishops Caundle
•Closed - Allenbourn Middle School, Wimborne
•Closed - Archbishop Wake C of E Primary School, Blandford Forum
•Closed - Beaminster Technology College, Newtown
•Closed - Beechcroft St Pauls CE VA Primary, Weymouth
•Closed - Bere Regis Community School, Bere Regis
•Closed - Blandford St Mary CE VA Primary School, Blandford St. Mary
•Closed - Bovington Middle School, Wareham
•Closed - Bovington Primary School, Holt Road
•Closed - Brackenbury Campus, Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy
•Closed - Bridport Primary School, Bridport
•Closed - Broadmayne First School, Dorchester
•Closed - Broadwindsor CE VC Primary School, Beaminster
•Closed - Buckland Newton CE School, Dorchester
•Closed - Budmouth College, Weymouth
•Closed - Burton Bradstock CE VC School, Bridport
•Closed - Cerne Abbas CE VC First School, Dorchester
•Closed - Charmouth Primary School, Charmouth
•Closed - Cheselbourne Village School, Dorchester
•Closed - Chickerell Primary School, Weymouth
•Closed - Colehill First School, Wimborne
•Closed - Conifers Primary School, Weymouth
•Closed - Corfe Castle Primary School, Wareham
•Closed - Cranborne CE VA First School, Water Street
•Closed - Cranborne Middle School, Wimborne
•Closed - Damers First School, Dorchester
•Closed - Dorchester Learning Centre, The Old Rectory, Winterbourne Monkton, Dorchester
•Closed - Dorchester Middle School, Dorchester
•Closed - Downlands Community Primary School, Blandford Camp
•Closed - Durweston CE Primary School, Blandford
•Closed - Frome Valley CE First School, Dorchester
•Closed - Gillingham Primary School, School Road
•Closed - Gillingham VC School, Hardings Lane
•Open - Greenford CE Primary School, Dorchester
•Closed - Grove Campus, Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy
•Closed - Hazelbury Bryan Community Primary School, Sturminster Newton
•Closed - Henbury View First School, Wimborne
•Closed - Holy Trinity CE VC Primary Nursery Unit, Weymouth
•Closed - Lockyer's Middle School, Wimborne
•Closed - Loders CE VC Primary School, Bridport
•Closed - Lulworth & Winfrith Primary School, West Lulworth
•Closed - Lytchett Matravers Primary School, Wareham Road
•Closed - Lytchett Minster School, Post Green Road
•Closed - Manor Park CE VC First School, Dorchester
•Closed - Marshwood CE VA Primary School, Bridport
•Closed - Milborne St Andrew First School, Blandford
•Closed - Milldown CE VC Primary School, Blandford Forum
•Closed - Milton-on-Stour CE VA Primary School, Gillingham
•Closed - Motcombe Primary School, Shaftesbury
•Closed - Mountjoy School, Bridport
•Closed - Okeford Fitzpaine CE VA Primary School, Blandford
•Closed - Pamphill VC CE First School, Wimborne
•Closed - Parley First School, Ferndown
•Closed - Parrett & Axe CE VA Primary School, Beaminster
•Closed - Piddle Valley CE VA First School, Dorchester
•Closed - Pimperne CE VC Primary School, Blandford Forum
•Closed - Portesham CE VC Primary School, Weymouth
•Closed - Powerstock CE VA Primary School, Bridport
•Closed - Puddletown CE First School, Dorchester
•Partially Open - Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne Minster
•Open - Radipole Primary School, Weymouth
•Closed - Royal Manor Campus, Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy
•Closed - Rushcombe First School, Wimborne
•Closed - Salway Ash CE VA Primary School, Bridport
•Closed - Sandford CE Middle School, Wareham
•Closed - Sandford St Martin's Primary School, Nr Wareham
•Closed - Shaftesbury CE Primary School, Wincombe Lane
•Closed - Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road
•Closed - Sherborne Abbey CE VC Primary School, Lenthay Road
•Closed - Sherborne Learning Centre, Simons Road, Sherborne
•Partially Open - Sherborne Primary School, Harbour Way
•Closed - Shillingstone CE VA Primary School, Blandford
•Closed - Southill Primary School, Weymouth
•Closed - Southwell Campus, Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy
•Closed - Spetisbury Hall & Slopers CE VA Primary School, Blandford Forum
•Closed - St Andrew's CE VA Primary School, Fontmell Magna
•Partially Open - St Andrew's CE VA Primary School, Preston, Weymouth
•Closed - St Andrew's CE VC Primary School, Yetminster
•Closed - St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, Weymouth
•Closed - St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Bridport
•Closed - St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Wimborne
•Closed - St George's Primary School, Langton Matravers, Swanage
•Closed - St George's Primary School, Portland
•Closed - St Gregory's CE Primary School, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton
•Closed - St James' CE VC First School, Wimborne
•Closed - St Mary the Virgin CE VA School, Gillingham
•Closed - St Mary's CE First School, Charminster, NR Dorchester
•Closed - St Mary's CE Middle School, Puddletown
•Closed - St Mary's CE Primary School, Beaminster
•Closed - St Mary's CE Primary School, Bridport
•Closed - St Mary's CE VC Primary School, Bradford Abbas
•Closed - St Mary's Catholic First School, Dorchester
•Closed - St Mary's Catholic First School, Wool, Wareham
•Closed - St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton
•Closed - St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Swanage
•Closed - St Michael's CE Primary School, Lyme Regis
•Closed - St Michael's CE VA Middle School, Wimborne
•Closed - St Nicholas & St Laurence CE VA Primary School, Weymouth
•Closed - St Nicholas CE VA Primary School, Blandford Forum
•Closed - St Osmund's CE VA Middle School, Dorchester
•Closed - Stalbridge CE Primary School, Sturminster Newton
•Closed - Sticklands CE Primary School, Dorchester
•Closed - Stoborough Primary School, Wareham
•Closed - Stower Provost Community School, Gillingham
•Open - Sturminster Marshall First School, High Street
•Partially Open - Sturminster Newton High School, Bath Road
•Closed - Swanage Middle School, Herston
•Closed - Swanage Primary School, Mount Scar
•Closed - Swanage St Mark's Primary School, Bell Street
•Closed - Symondsbury CE Primary School, Bridport
•Closed - The Abbey CE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury
•Closed - The Blandford School, Blandford Forum
•Closed - The Compass Centre, 307A Chickerell Road, Weymouth
•Closed - The Dunbury CE VC Primary School (KS1 Base), Winterborne Kingston
•Closed - The Dunbury CE VC Primary School (KS1 Base), Winterborne Stickland
•Closed - The Dunbury CE VC Primary School (KS2 Base), Winterborne Whitechurch
•Closed - The Forum Centre, Park Road, Blandford Forum
•Closed - The Gryphon School, Sherborne
•Closed - The Prince of Wales School, Dorchester
•Closed - The Purbeck School, Wareham
•Closed - The Sir John Colfox School, Bridport
•Closed - The Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester
•Closed - The Wey Valley School and Sports College, Weymouth
•Closed - The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis
•Closed - Thorner's C of E School, Litton Cheney, Dorchester
•Closed - Thornford CE VA Primary School, Sherborne
•Closed - Three Legged Cross First School, Wimborne
•Closed - Trent Young's Endowed CE VA Primary School, Sherborne
•Closed - Underhill Campus, Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy
•Closed - Upton Infants' School, Guest Road
•Closed - Wareham Middle School, Worgret Road
•Closed - Wareham St Mary Primary School, Wareham
•Closed - Westfield Arts College, Weymouth
•Closed - William Barnes Primary School, Sturminster Newton
•Closed - Wimborne First School, School Lane
•Closed - Wimborne St Giles CE VA First School, Wimborne St Giles
•Closed - Winterbourne Valley CE (Aided) First School, Dorchester
•Closed - Witchampton CE VA First School, Wimborne
•Closed - Wool Primary School, High Street
•Closed - Wyke Primary School, Gillingham
•Closed - Wyke Regis CE Junior School, High Street
•Closed - Wyke Regis Infant School and Nursery, Shrubbery Lane
•Closed - Wyvern School, Weymouth
•Closed - Yewstock School (Mixed), Sturminster Newton

 

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6:53am Fri 18 Jan 13

annyab says...

the blandford school is closed
the blandford school is closed annyab
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7:16am Fri 18 Jan 13

iclefirefly12 says...

Bournemouth school and bournemouth school for girls are also closed, but if anyone is taking an exam they should still attend the exam
Bournemouth school and bournemouth school for girls are also closed, but if anyone is taking an exam they should still attend the exam iclefirefly12
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7:27am Fri 18 Jan 13

CharlieBarley says...

St Marys Catholic School at Wool is closed. Just off out to build a snowman before it all melts
St Marys Catholic School at Wool is closed. Just off out to build a snowman before it all melts CharlieBarley
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7:30am Fri 18 Jan 13

Top Gear says...

A little flurry of snow and the country grinds to a halt. Happens every time.
A little flurry of snow and the country grinds to a halt. Happens every time. Top Gear
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7:48am Fri 18 Jan 13

Sezza1 says...

St Augustines, hardy avenue just sent a text message to say school closed.
St Augustines, hardy avenue just sent a text message to say school closed. Sezza1
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7:50am Fri 18 Jan 13

hellsbells999 says...

Westfield Arts College is closed.
Westfield Arts College is closed. hellsbells999
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9:11am Fri 18 Jan 13

DickDastardly says...

Most of these schools announced they were closing yesterday before any snow was seen!

Its Winter people, happens every year.
Most of these schools announced they were closing yesterday before any snow was seen! Its Winter people, happens every year. DickDastardly
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9:33am Fri 18 Jan 13

jmc1 says...

Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief
Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief jmc1
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9:37am Fri 18 Jan 13

DickDastardly says...

I hear you jmc1. Probably lots of 'working from home' too, in other words a three day weekend.

You would think we are living out a scene from Day After Tomorrow here in Dorset if the press and twitter are anything to go by!
I hear you jmc1. Probably lots of 'working from home' too, in other words a three day weekend. You would think we are living out a scene from Day After Tomorrow here in Dorset if the press and twitter are anything to go by! DickDastardly
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9:59am Fri 18 Jan 13

Crabber says...

can just see the headlines across the wrold.
TWO INCHES of SNOW Grinds Britain to A HALT lol
can just see the headlines across the wrold. TWO INCHES of SNOW Grinds Britain to A HALT lol Crabber
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10:43am Fri 18 Jan 13

Dave Aitch says...

Even with all the prior warnings. Same old story every year. I wonder how many roads are closed on the approach to skiing resorts ?
Even with all the prior warnings. Same old story every year. I wonder how many roads are closed on the approach to skiing resorts ? Dave Aitch
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10:50am Fri 18 Jan 13

high68 says...

not sure on this list

so why are friends kids right now still at school.... bincombe valley, preston and radipole
not sure on this list so why are friends kids right now still at school.... bincombe valley, preston and radipole high68
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11:24am Fri 18 Jan 13

Dorset Boy says...

Can't remember schools closing in my day because of a couple inches of snow. Wrap up warm and put the wellie boots on, walk to school. No problem
Can't remember schools closing in my day because of a couple inches of snow. Wrap up warm and put the wellie boots on, walk to school. No problem Dorset Boy
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12:17pm Fri 18 Jan 13

DickDastardly says...

Public Announcment: The total devastation of Dorset and the threat of the county sinking into the sea has been downgraded to 1cm of snow and some chilly winds.

There is no need to evacuate Dorset, I repeat, there is no need to evacuate.
Public Announcment: The total devastation of Dorset and the threat of the county sinking into the sea has been downgraded to 1cm of snow and some chilly winds. There is no need to evacuate Dorset, I repeat, there is no need to evacuate. DickDastardly
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12:20pm Fri 18 Jan 13

dorchbloke says...

high68 wrote:
not sure on this list

so why are friends kids right now still at school.... bincombe valley, preston and radipole
The list does say Radipole is open...
[quote][p][bold]high68[/bold] wrote: not sure on this list so why are friends kids right now still at school.... bincombe valley, preston and radipole[/p][/quote]The list does say Radipole is open... dorchbloke
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12:44pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Farlie says...

jmc1 wrote:
Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief
I teach and as I am pay to claim I won't get paid!!
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief[/p][/quote]I teach and as I am pay to claim I won't get paid!! Farlie
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12:49pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Dave Aitch says...

Can we have that in English please, Farlie ?
Can we have that in English please, Farlie ? Dave Aitch
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12:52pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Isosceles says...

Farlie
From the construction of the sentence above it seems that you don't teach English grammar (or maybe you do) (:o)
Farlie From the construction of the sentence above it seems that you don't teach English grammar (or maybe you do) (:o) Isosceles
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1:03pm Fri 18 Jan 13

high68 says...

dorchbloke wrote:
high68 wrote:
not sure on this list

so why are friends kids right now still at school.... bincombe valley, preston and radipole
The list does say Radipole is open...
it does now, but didn't earlier
Bincombe shown as closed, but i know it's definitely open
[quote][p][bold]dorchbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]high68[/bold] wrote: not sure on this list so why are friends kids right now still at school.... bincombe valley, preston and radipole[/p][/quote]The list does say Radipole is open...[/p][/quote]it does now, but didn't earlier Bincombe shown as closed, but i know it's definitely open high68
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3:49pm Fri 18 Jan 13

jmc1 says...

Farlie wrote:
jmc1 wrote:
Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief
I teach and as I am pay to claim I won't get paid!!
What the hell does this mean
[quote][p][bold]Farlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief[/p][/quote]I teach and as I am pay to claim I won't get paid!![/p][/quote]What the hell does this mean jmc1
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3:55pm Fri 18 Jan 13

dan'not'there says...

If the school busses can't deliver the pupils whats the point of opening a school - need for repeat lessons etc.

...... and how do you solve the emergency of the school bus stuck in a country lane with schoolchildren - a likely scenario only solved by the extra capital outlay for machinery and manpower so that all school bus routes are gritted/ploughed - extra capital outlay equalls rise in council tax or cuts elsewhere -

It's Friday - let the kids get out and enjoy the snow - we are after all in global warming and the kids might never again see snow! - that reminds me we were in a never ending drought this time last year with hose-pipe bans due to global warming !
If the school busses can't deliver the pupils whats the point of opening a school - need for repeat lessons etc. ...... and how do you solve the emergency of the school bus stuck in a country lane with schoolchildren - a likely scenario only solved by the extra capital outlay for machinery and manpower so that all school bus routes are gritted/ploughed - extra capital outlay equalls rise in council tax or cuts elsewhere - It's Friday - let the kids get out and enjoy the snow - we are after all in global warming and the kids might never again see snow! - that reminds me we were in a never ending drought this time last year with hose-pipe bans due to global warming ! dan'not'there
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4:17pm Fri 18 Jan 13

bootedsw says...

istr there were some a level exams today, hopefully those schools opened to allow them to be done. A friend lives in durham for an inch or two of snow nothing grinds to halt all the buses run and people go about their business as normal. Are we just a bit soft down here?
istr there were some a level exams today, hopefully those schools opened to allow them to be done. A friend lives in durham for an inch or two of snow nothing grinds to halt all the buses run and people go about their business as normal. Are we just a bit soft down here? bootedsw
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4:33pm Fri 18 Jan 13

smokey5756 says...

Thornlow Prep School in Connaught Road, Weymouth stayed open all day.
Thornlow Prep School in Connaught Road, Weymouth stayed open all day. smokey5756
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4:41pm Fri 18 Jan 13

intherain says...

jmc1 wrote:
Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief
So firstly: teachers do NOT get a payed holiday when the school closes, we are expected to make the time up.

Secondly: the term 'pay to claim' that you are struggling to understand, refers to part time teachers who only get paid for the hours they have actually taught. They do not get paid during holidays or when the school is closed.
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief[/p][/quote]So firstly: teachers do NOT get a payed holiday when the school closes, we are expected to make the time up. Secondly: the term 'pay to claim' that you are struggling to understand, refers to part time teachers who only get paid for the hours they have actually taught. They do not get paid during holidays or when the school is closed. intherain
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4:48pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Isosceles says...

intherain
Instead of 'payed', why not try the English word 'paid'?
Thanks for the explanation anyway.
intherain Instead of 'payed', why not try the English word 'paid'? Thanks for the explanation anyway. Isosceles
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4:53pm Fri 18 Jan 13

intherain says...

Isosceles wrote:
intherain
Instead of 'payed', why not try the English word 'paid'?
Thanks for the explanation anyway.
Actually "pay to claim" is the correct terminology used in personnel.
[quote][p][bold]Isosceles[/bold] wrote: intherain Instead of 'payed', why not try the English word 'paid'? Thanks for the explanation anyway.[/p][/quote]Actually "pay to claim" is the correct terminology used in personnel. intherain
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4:55pm Fri 18 Jan 13

intherain says...

....... In fact, the only person to used the word 'payed' is you Isosceles!
....... In fact, the only person to used the word 'payed' is you Isosceles! intherain
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4:56pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Isosceles says...

intherain
Do personnel also use the word 'payed'?
intherain Do personnel also use the word 'payed'? Isosceles
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5:01pm Fri 18 Jan 13

intherain says...

Why would they? It's a "pay to claim" form, not a "payed or paid to claim" form.
Why would they? It's a "pay to claim" form, not a "payed or paid to claim" form. intherain
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5:06pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Weyexile says...

intherain wrote:
....... In fact, the only person to used the word 'payed' is you Isosceles!
Sorry, you said "Payed Holiday" !
[quote][p][bold]intherain[/bold] wrote: ....... In fact, the only person to used the word 'payed' is you Isosceles![/p][/quote]Sorry, you said "Payed Holiday" ! Weyexile
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5:11pm Fri 18 Jan 13

intherain says...

Weyexile wrote:
intherain wrote:
....... In fact, the only person to used the word 'payed' is you Isosceles!
Sorry, you said "Payed Holiday" !
Mmm yes, I was mimicking jmc1's post in the quotes. You might also notice, that I then spelt it as 'paid' in my second point. Clearly too intellectual for some, sorry.
[quote][p][bold]Weyexile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]intherain[/bold] wrote: ....... In fact, the only person to used the word 'payed' is you Isosceles![/p][/quote]Sorry, you said "Payed Holiday" ![/p][/quote]Mmm yes, I was mimicking jmc1's post in the quotes. You might also notice, that I then spelt it as 'paid' in my second point. Clearly too intellectual for some, sorry. intherain
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5:12pm Fri 18 Jan 13

jmc1 says...

intherain wrote:
jmc1 wrote:
Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief
So firstly: teachers do NOT get a payed holiday when the school closes, we are expected to make the time up.

Secondly: the term 'pay to claim' that you are struggling to understand, refers to part time teachers who only get paid for the hours they have actually taught. They do not get paid during holidays or when the school is closed.
Do full time teachers get paid
[quote][p][bold]intherain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: Another payed holiday for teachers and Bureaucrats,it beggars belief[/p][/quote]So firstly: teachers do NOT get a payed holiday when the school closes, we are expected to make the time up. Secondly: the term 'pay to claim' that you are struggling to understand, refers to part time teachers who only get paid for the hours they have actually taught. They do not get paid during holidays or when the school is closed.[/p][/quote]Do full time teachers get paid jmc1
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5:43pm Fri 18 Jan 13

jmc1 says...

I payed out the line and the teacher fell for it hook line and sinker :-))))
I payed out the line and the teacher fell for it hook line and sinker :-)))) jmc1
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5:59pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Dave Aitch says...

Is it correct that there are only 193 school days out of 365 ?
Is it correct that there are only 193 school days out of 365 ? Dave Aitch
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6:38pm Fri 18 Jan 13

bedpans says...

Hope all the chilldren enjoyed the day off.
Hope all the chilldren enjoyed the day off. bedpans
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8:04pm Fri 18 Jan 13

DucksQuack says...

A lot of anger directed at teachers, I don't agree with it personally. I work in the private sector, I couldn't make it to work today due to the poor road conditions, and I took the travel advice of the police and erred on the side of caution. I managed to carry out some work from home, I got paid.

My friend is a teacher, she couldn't get to Bridport from Puddletown safely (snow, A35 closed westbound) he spent the day planning and marking, should he not be paid?

People’s opinions become jilted when it comes to teachers. Interesting reading.
A lot of anger directed at teachers, I don't agree with it personally. I work in the private sector, I couldn't make it to work today due to the poor road conditions, and I took the travel advice of the police and erred on the side of caution. I managed to carry out some work from home, I got paid. My friend is a teacher, she couldn't get to Bridport from Puddletown safely (snow, A35 closed westbound) he spent the day planning and marking, should he not be paid? People’s opinions become jilted when it comes to teachers. Interesting reading. DucksQuack
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8:37pm Fri 18 Jan 13

jmc1 says...

DucksQuack wrote:
A lot of anger directed at teachers, I don't agree with it personally. I work in the private sector, I couldn't make it to work today due to the poor road conditions, and I took the travel advice of the police and erred on the side of caution. I managed to carry out some work from home, I got paid.

My friend is a teacher, she couldn't get to Bridport from Puddletown safely (snow, A35 closed westbound) he spent the day planning and marking, should he not be paid?

People’s opinions become jilted when it comes to teachers. Interesting reading.
I quote; My friend is a teacher, she couldn't get to Bridport from Puddletown safely (snow, A35 closed westbound) he spent the day planning and marking, should he not be paid?

He or she,not sure which,spent the day planning and marking.All day ???
[quote][p][bold]DucksQuack[/bold] wrote: A lot of anger directed at teachers, I don't agree with it personally. I work in the private sector, I couldn't make it to work today due to the poor road conditions, and I took the travel advice of the police and erred on the side of caution. I managed to carry out some work from home, I got paid. My friend is a teacher, she couldn't get to Bridport from Puddletown safely (snow, A35 closed westbound) he spent the day planning and marking, should he not be paid? People’s opinions become jilted when it comes to teachers. Interesting reading.[/p][/quote]I quote; My friend is a teacher, she couldn't get to Bridport from Puddletown safely (snow, A35 closed westbound) he spent the day planning and marking, should he not be paid? He or she,not sure which,spent the day planning and marking.All day ??? jmc1
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10:17pm Fri 18 Jan 13

DucksQuack says...

All working day, and it's a he, apologies for my mistake there, hopefully it doesn't distract from the point which I think is valid.
All working day, and it's a he, apologies for my mistake there, hopefully it doesn't distract from the point which I think is valid. DucksQuack
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3:57pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Laadeeda says...

Royal Manor arranged the closure BEFORE the snow even fell.

Pity other occupations weren't so obliging with their staff.
Royal Manor arranged the closure BEFORE the snow even fell. Pity other occupations weren't so obliging with their staff. Laadeeda
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7:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

GMax says...

Dorset Boy wrote:
Can't remember schools closing in my day because of a couple inches of snow. Wrap up warm and put the wellie boots on, walk to school. No problem
Indeed, when I was going to school I often had to cycle about 10 miles through wind, rain, snow or what ever weather it was.
Grow some balls and get on with it.
Closing schools for a little bit of snow, really pathetic.
.
GMax
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: Can't remember schools closing in my day because of a couple inches of snow. Wrap up warm and put the wellie boots on, walk to school. No problem[/p][/quote]Indeed, when I was going to school I often had to cycle about 10 miles through wind, rain, snow or what ever weather it was. Grow some balls and get on with it. Closing schools for a little bit of snow, really pathetic. . GMax GMax
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5:38pm Sun 20 Jan 13

monkeydog says...

This is amusing. Something has gone wrong since 1963 when I was told to walk to school on pavements encrusted with an inch of ice, in arctic temperatures, in fog so thick I couldn't see a London bus from twenty yards and now when schools close because of a quarter inch of slush. Children should always be kept safe but there must be a more sensible demarcation. Some of these other comments also tickle my fancy. Every comment from a teacher or teacher's relative in the press or on the radio during the inevitable debates about this or that teacherwise there are ubiquitous claims that this teacher or that one, when the schools are shut, stays at home and spends their time marking or preparing. As a former teacher I don't doubt there are those who are this dutiful but in my twenty years at the chalkface I can only say that most of my colleagues with whom I was friendly found other,more relaxing, things to do on these occasional days off. It's what most normal people would do.
This is amusing. Something has gone wrong since 1963 when I was told to walk to school on pavements encrusted with an inch of ice, in arctic temperatures, in fog so thick I couldn't see a London bus from twenty yards and now when schools close because of a quarter inch of slush. Children should always be kept safe but there must be a more sensible demarcation. Some of these other comments also tickle my fancy. Every comment from a teacher or teacher's relative in the press or on the radio during the inevitable debates about this or that teacherwise there are ubiquitous claims that this teacher or that one, when the schools are shut, stays at home and spends their time marking or preparing. As a former teacher I don't doubt there are those who are this dutiful but in my twenty years at the chalkface I can only say that most of my colleagues with whom I was friendly found other,more relaxing, things to do on these occasional days off. It's what most normal people would do. monkeydog
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6:00pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Dave Aitch says...

Bravo monkeydog. I guess you speak for the majority from our era.
Bravo monkeydog. I guess you speak for the majority from our era. Dave Aitch
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11:05pm Sun 20 Jan 13

portland6 says...

Laadeeda, what evidence do you have that "Royal Manor" (or "IPACA", as it has now been called for 6 months) closed the evening before? Only, I was at a parents' evening there the night before, which was still going at 7.35pm, and the staff said no decision had been made at that stage. I got a text after 6am the following morning, by which time All Saints and Budmouth were closed on the Wessex FM site. Could this possibly be an ill-informed smear?
Laadeeda, what evidence do you have that "Royal Manor" (or "IPACA", as it has now been called for 6 months) closed the evening before? Only, I was at a parents' evening there the night before, which was still going at 7.35pm, and the staff said no decision had been made at that stage. I got a text after 6am the following morning, by which time All Saints and Budmouth were closed on the Wessex FM site. Could this possibly be an ill-informed smear? portland6
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