Sunday, Sep 20, 2009

Up to 3,000 senior school staff could be axed as Children's Secretary Ed Balls reveals £2bn of cuts

Yahoo: Top Teachers To Go In £2bn Of Schools Cuts

Mr Balls is the first cabinet minister to set out how the cuts - which the Prime Minister has now publicly conceded are needed - would affect public services.
The job losses will include heads and deputies, as well as bureaucrats, and could be made as schools are merged into "federations" run by a single team, Mr Balls tells The Sunday Times.

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1. crunchy said...

Brown's Ball comes clean on the toss out.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:49AM Report Comment

2. mark wadsworth said...

Excellent plan. Sack a few teachers who might actually know what they are doing and get some more quangista in to run "federations". That'll cost even more money and make education even worse. Nulabour in a nutshell.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 11:05AM Report Comment

3. hpwatcher said...

Education, education, education

Sunday, September 20, 2009 11:21AM Report Comment

4. krustyatemyhamster said...

Absolute fucking idiots. Why not get rid of all the headteachers and have one person manage all the schools! This is the first thing they've come up with to address the public spending issue! - attacking teachers, like every other government for the last 30 years.

Why not do something sensible instead like getting rid of SATS and the national curriculum (the most stalinist doctrine in the country - brought in by the tories) and allow teachers to do their professional job by making their own assessment of pupils' performance?

Time to leave the Country methinks.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 11:39AM Report Comment

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6. crunchy said...

5. titaniccaptain

Mutiny on the Bounty? ;)

Sunday, September 20, 2009 12:58PM Report Comment

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8. crunchy said...

7. titaniccaptain

That's bubbles for ya Captin.

They came in search of paradise but discovered Crunchy instead!

A bitter disappointment. lol

Hope you are well!

Sunday, September 20, 2009 01:17PM Report Comment

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10. nomad said...

I recently read of a comprehensive head who had something like 100 staff of whom 65 were non teaching. Plenty of cuts to be made there - a long time ago I admit, but when I was at grammar school non teaching staff consisted of a school secretary and a caretaker.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 01:30PM Report Comment

11. krustyatemyhamster said...

Quite - I agree. But are they talking about cutting these jobs? - No, they're talking about getting rid of the teachers that run the schools.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 01:34PM Report Comment

12. peter_2008 said...

We have too many amature art, drama teachers and school administrative staff in this country, who taught a generation of free riding reality TV star wannabe borrowers.

British economy can only recover when the sick man is capable AND willing to PAY BACK DEBT. What concerned investors most for the last 18months is that it looked as if GB is planning borrowing as much as he can and then juts do the fuxk all default.

Cameron is right, in the sense that perversely global investors are still buying Labour’s debt, only because they are counting on Tory’s capability and willingness to pay back the debt.

Cuts mean paying back debt, it’s good news.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 01:44PM Report Comment

13. crunchy said...

Oh the irony!

The gallstone flush? never took you for a gambler Captain.

Good to hear all is well on board, but it is the iceburg flush on the horizon that will get us all in the end.

Happy sailing days for now! Educate your crew members well. Storm clouds ahead the last storm took my ship down off the port of

Brown-bull Island along with 300 good drinking men. I lost both legs and an arm under the weight of the ship, but luckily survived to tell the

tale. The name Crunchy unfortunatley has stuck ever since.

Lets drink to good health and bad women tonight Captain.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 01:58PM Report Comment

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15. alan_540 said...

@2 markwadsworth

Absof*ckinglutely... anything to move the spending off balance sheet, regardless of the long term social and financial good.

What a bunch of t*ssers.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 02:50PM Report Comment

16. gone-to-colombia said...

In the strange looking glass world that is Britain now teachers lose their jobs but bankers are paid bonuses that are beyond understanding.
This is a world where the money needed to pay these teachers is given to the banks to pay the bonuses.
Look stanger, look at this island now.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 04:02PM Report Comment

17. Donart said...

To Nomad - I also went to school when the number of teachers was greater than non direct teaching staff but special schools have since closed or take children with greater need and many children with additional needs are now in mainstream schools with support so the balance has tipped to more LSAs and other support staff.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 11:25PM Report Comment

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