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Forum: General Discussion 21-07-2014, 22:38
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Posted By natalian
I hope that's a genuine offer. Otherwise we will...

I hope that's a genuine offer. Otherwise we will have to wheel out that no win no fee (if you lose you pay in kind) compensation business that got started a bit further up the thread.
Forum: General Discussion 21-07-2014, 22:35
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
Even then you don't get no work, no pay. You get...

Even then you don't get no work, no pay. You get no work and statutory sick pay.
Forum: General Discussion 21-07-2014, 22:33
Replies: 69
Views: 3,540
Posted By natalian
What about Peter and Peta?

What about Peter and Peta?
Forum: General Discussion 21-07-2014, 22:24
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
It would be at times like this that you would...

It would be at times like this that you would need to enlist the help of your local councillor or MP...or failing that the Press or, if necessary, the ECHR.
Forum: General Discussion 21-07-2014, 22:21
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
Based on some of the comments in this thread, it...

Based on some of the comments in this thread, it is both - you need to get 100% to get entered in a ballot so the fewer kids in the ballot the better your chance of winning the reward.
Forum: General Discussion 21-07-2014, 20:58
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
On the contrary, their determination would be a...

On the contrary, their determination would be a cunning plan - make sure they are still themselves on course for the reward and sabotage the competition at the same time. It's a win win situation.
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 23:10
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
I don't have unauthorised time off work but that...

I don't have unauthorised time off work but that is the point, some children do have unauthorised time off school. It is that which schools are, or at least should be, seeking to discourage. If as...
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 22:45
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
It isn't my logic, it is the school's logic. My...

It isn't my logic, it is the school's logic.

My logic would be that days for authorised absences such as bereavement/illness should be excluded from the calculation as indeed they are in many...
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 21:56
Replies: 1,043
Views: 424,955
Posted By natalian
Maybe if you're lucky Wolfsheadish will give you...

Maybe if you're lucky Wolfsheadish will give you a quick suck :D
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 21:50
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
Yes, she died but in this bizarre parallel...

Yes, she died but in this bizarre parallel universe called 'school' where attendance seems to be prized above everything else, the fact that she died during the holidays would have made all the...
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 21:46
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
This is precisely the point. Schools should not...

This is precisely the point. Schools should not be using reward systems that are deliberately designed to be harsh and unfair.
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 21:37
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
But if she had died during the school holiday, it...

But if she had died during the school holiday, it would have been OK because she would have been able to attend school then.
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 21:36
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
And if all of those other children who only had...

And if all of those other children who only had one day off were absent due to an authorised reason (illness or bereavement are the two that have mostly featured on this thread) then, yes their names...
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 21:28
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
I am not sure that the school intended them to be...

I am not sure that the school intended them to be true, but they are nonetheless a true reflection of the consequences of what the school has done.
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 21:16
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
Now that sounds like a much more sensible idea....

Now that sounds like a much more sensible idea. 'Good' attendance as opposed to 100% attendance. Good would mean having 100% attendance apart from the day that you went to your mother's funeral.
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 21:10
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
Why are these things lies? This is the inevitable...

Why are these things lies? This is the inevitable consequence of what the school has done in the way that it has done it. By using a system that values attendance at school above attendance at her...
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 18:44
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
Except that it is in effect saying to this girl...

Except that it is in effect saying to this girl that she should not have attended her mother's funeral and that by having chosen to do so she must suffer the consequences of that choice. This...
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 18:30
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
But by doing that, they have penalised those who...

But by doing that, they have penalised those who haven't irrespective of reason. If you penalise someone then that inevitably means that you are sending them the message that they have done something...
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 18:22
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
It doesn't just 'seem' harsh, it is. But more...

It doesn't just 'seem' harsh, it is. But more than that, it is completely stupid.
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 18:18
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
In effect, yes, this is exactly what the school...

In effect, yes, this is exactly what the school has said.
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 18:17
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
It is completely logical. Either attendance at...

It is completely logical. Either attendance at school is more important than attendance at a funeral or it isn't. If a school has a reward system that rewards people who attend school in preference...
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 17:50
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
I agree that she did nothing wrong. What is wrong...

I agree that she did nothing wrong. What is wrong is having a system that values attendance at school over attendance at a parent's funeral.
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 17:47
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
If it is worthy of a reward that must mean that...

If it is worthy of a reward that must mean that attendance is considered more important than non attendance (for whatever reason) otherwise why reward it. If attendance is more important than non...
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 17:43
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
Except that missing day then counts against the...

Except that missing day then counts against the pupil for evaluating them so it is a 'bad mark'.
Forum: General Discussion 20-07-2014, 17:35
Replies: 647
Views: 14,613
Posted By natalian
Then those parents must have an appalling...

Then those parents must have an appalling attitude. Don't they know that the only thing the school cares about is attendance rates and, therefore, your child should have attended school regardless of...
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