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Should schools be open earlier and later to help mothers

 
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:12 am    Post subject: Should schools be open earlier and later to help mothers Reply with quote

The government have been playing around with the idea of starting school earlier to allow more mothers to go to work but would this work.

Would you like your children to start school at 8 in the morning so you could go to work, when you were at school how would you feel at being told to go to school for this time.

It looks like in some respect a good idea but then again, although it would help mothers get into work, i feel it would destroy the home life with longer school hours and would give children less sleep.

let me know what you think
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know quite a few in Ipswich for example start or at least are open at various times from 8.30am to 8.45am so that parents can stagger the school run, but 8am sounds way too early to be honest.

Take a friend of mine who has 4 kids in 3 different schools due to the thick whats-its at Ipswich education dept. Her kids start at 8.30 and 8.45 and she can just do that with the traffic. However, she gets up about 6.30am to get them all sorted. If this was moved to 8am then she'd be getting up around 5.30am which really wouldn't work.

There's also the problem of daylight times across the country. If the buses and such were having to go that much earlier, I'm not sure it would really work too well.

So effectively - bad idea. Plus do they really think the teachers want to start work at 8am!? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... since my children are invariably up at 6am or thereabouts, I don't see 8am being a problem. However, maybe when they're teenagers they'd appreciate an 11am start instead. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think longer school hours are okay for grades 4-6.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about letting the government look after the kids full time then you could work as much as you wanted?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adigaskell wrote:
How about letting the government look after the kids full time then you could work as much as you wanted?


I don't think this is a good idea. For one thing, I think they would lack qualified staff for this operation.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was said tongue in cheek.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject: women in business - school hours Reply with quote

The sole criteria for school hours is what is in the best interests of the children - Full stop.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LMAO at Adi & Gamer. That did make me chuckle.

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