School hours 9am-6pm brilliant

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  1. tofo

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  2. Phill D

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    a lot of kids do a very long day... some are dropped off at 0830 am and collected at 6pm. and they are mostly under 4 yrs old ( day nursery ):Sad:

    i used to joke with a colleague that her son would be happy when he starts school , he'd shorten his day by 3 hrs.:Blush:

    9am - 6pm is too long for concentrated learning IMHO,


    any way teachers would be wanting more holidays to compensate:hardhat::reel:
     
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    So how does that line up with improving 'family and leisure time' then! :Doh: The kids will then spend even more time away from their family, so by the time they get home it'll be feed them do homework and bed ... oh what fun! I can see kids becoming even more isolated from their peers than they are now with this stupid idea!

    I used to work at a nursery and felt really sorry for one kid who was nearly 5, he spent 8.00 am to 5.30 pm there every working day. Put yourself in his shoes ... how would you like to spend that amount of time at school!!!

    Its about time people realised that schools are not a bl**dy creche - if you want kids it is YOUR OWN responsibility to make arrangements for them, not 'third parties' all the time. :Angry:
     
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    I agree with most of the comments expressed against the proposal, but if by extending the school hours homework could be done away with I might be a little more in favour.
    I believe learning is best done in a learning environment and the best learning environment for scholastic endeavour is school.
     
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  5. Steve

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    While my children were of school age I was very much against my wife having to work and was lucky enough to find employment that let us achieve this. Yes it would have been great to have another wage coming in and yes we would have spent it as you do. when I was young I walked to school everyday 1.5 miles each way until I got a bike. when I left home mum had gone to work, she started at 6am and dad, well he was just gone never to be seen again. So I saw very little of my mum. I was sure not going to let this happen to my kids and I was lucky enough that we were there for them.
    But getting back to the thread, coming home at 6pm is just too late, leave school at 6pm get home 6.30-7pm or later have tea 7-8pm then what? bed. what's the saying, all work and no play. And what about mum, she's going to bed even later. Its not quantity but quality that is needed.
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    Absolutely mad.......:Eeek:

    5 year olds children at school for 9 hours a day, that's a 45 hour week for heavens sake.
    It's more than a lot of folk work! At secondary school, I did 9 to 4 and after a double period of maths or chemistry I was ready for home, never mind a further 2 hours at school...:cry:

    This proposal seems to be about everything except what's in the best interest of the children... Where do they think people find Mon-Fri 9 to 5 jobs these days, even if that's what they wanted.

    "The radical plans are being drawn up by David Cameron's former policy chief Paul Kirby. He believes the measure would solve a wide range of issues, 'transforming the lives of most households in the UK within two years'."

    So Kirby is another one who does not live in the real world, where do they find these idiots...:Doh:


    Now from the same website , here is a way to get the boys at least to pay more attention in school, regardless of the hours.....

    http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2014/01/30/classroom-assistant-reinstated-after-lingerie-modelling-photos-sent-to-school/
     
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    7 am to 9pm:Rofl1:
     
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    At the school I work in I would doubt very much that any of our students would come in for those hours. I can imagine the attendance figures!!!!! On a serious note whilst the general idea does have some validity it would be interesting to see what would happen to all the after school activities, sporting and otherwise. How would children go to Brownies, cubs, guides, athletics, gymnastics, drama, swimming or any other club you can think of. Older children maybe but their homework would most definitely suffer. Younger children would get up, go to school, come home, have tea and then go to bed. What a waste of their childhood, they learn so much from extra curricular activities. My school already offers after school activities as well as revision classes. A longer day would cause huge resentment and I know from asking that it is not a popular suggestion. Mr Gove needs to get a bit of a grip on what real life is actually all about and spend more time working on how to make education valuable and worthwhile.
     
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    Can you imagine the effect on the traffic, it would be gridlock combining the school run with the rush hour :Eeek::Eeek:
     
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