Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Too Much Time On Their Hands..?

… mum-of-three Millicent Boache-Barrance, from Tettenhall, who took her three sons out of the school after “losing confidence” in the staff, said there were still outstanding issues.
But since you have no kids at the school, what do you care?
“Teachers have been told not to talk about what is going on at the school and children are still having problems because of the way they were treated,” she said.
“We just want answers.”
Hmmm. And now an MP is wading into the fray:
Now Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has taken up the fight. “I have raised a number of questions and one of the responses was far from adequate and ended up posing more questions about how things are being run,” he said.
“There are so many questions the authority seems unwilling to answer.
"There has been quite a number of changes in leadership, including a new head which has been welcomed, but I question whether people are getting a proper grip on this issue.”
So...no wrongdoing was found (take that with the obligatory pinch of salt), there's a new management structure, but you're still banging on about this?

Aren't there more important things to concentrate on?

6 comments:

Tatty said...

From the article: "A Wolverhampton Council spokesman said: “All complaints and queries made have been answered appropriately and proportionately.”

A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse....gotcha ;)

Anonymous said...

Being Staffs, the kids are lucky they're not all dead.

Bucko The Moose said...

Millicent Boache-Barrance? That's like the total opposite of #ChavName

selsey.steve said...

So, according to the report in the newspaper, the parents are complaining about pupils being "picked on for fidgeting in assembly."
The Staff at the school were not "picking on" anyone, they were imposing a mild form of discipline on the children, probably for the first time in their hitherto chaotic lives.

NickM said...

Well, you raise a curious point Julia.

Now, who (if we accept state schools) who has the right to decide how they are run? Now an obvious answer is the parents but which parents. In a real sense the parents at the primary school have more of a dog in the fight than the parents of a 16-18 year old.

It is an interesting question about the basis of democracy. Should the vote go to the parents who know the school or to the parents that will be affected?

Of course obviously the solution is private schooling.

JuliaM said...

"A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse....gotcha ;)"

Heh!

"That's like the total opposite of #ChavName"

You'd think so, but the new version just means 'has narrowed the father down to a possible two'..

"...they were imposing a mild form of discipline on the children, probably for the first time in their hitherto chaotic lives."

My take on it exactly!

"Of course obviously the solution is private schooling."

A growth industry...