It's not an issue for me as the youngest of our brood is 23....
savi wrote (see)
I hope they didn't go in to teaching
Don't be silly
It is nice sitting at the airport waiting to fly off on holiday in August watching hundreds of screaming kids coming the other way out of the airport, Knowing they will be safely tucked up in class rooms whilst we are away.
yes but savi, if the nation adopted more terms, then they could cunningly be staggered so there is no standard holiday (with the exception of Christmas). At the very least this would iron out the ridiculous spiking of prices for half terms, and summer months, and therefore the need to take holidays in 'term time' for cost reasons.
But how will we know when to go away to avoid the "little darlings" ?
Dave - avoid the canaries, mainland spain, eurocamps in France and florida.
Tenerife has been brilliant the last couple of years (1st week in March), and we avoid the others at anytime of the year
( drums fingers)
Oh, yeah... did anyone see this about the benefits of testing and performance-related bonuses for teachers? http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/29/us/georgia-cheating-scandal/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Yes,I read it intently.
If anyone wants homework, 500 words on the merits / challenges of having a numercially target-lead industry. ( health comparisons welcome)
Or even better, an essay on the criteria that determine which jobs work well with performance-related bonuses and which don't.
Unfortunately I have 1500 words to do for my real teachers!
Performance related bonuses.. yes thats an interesting one. I am to be allowed to pay my staff bonuses.
Of course the budgets have been cut, so that if I decide to pay someone extra, I have to atke if away from soneone else.
Highly motivating to be told, ' You'rs marvellous, I have decided that you are worth a bonus. Unfortunately I can't as we don't have any money..'
Good thinking Mr Gove
If they get PRP, and I get Performance Related Tax?
What's wrong with monitoring the performance of teachers? Pretty much everyone else in the working world gets monitored by some kind of personal development plan, so why should they be any different? And, given the reports that lots of kids are coming out of school unable to read and write properly shouldn't we have been performance monitoring a long time ago?!?!?!?!?
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