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School Closures - A WAB Guide

Wednesday July 9 2014

MANY schools will be closed in Barnsley on Thursday due to a national strike. Here's your guide on which schools will be closed.

Athersley North Primary School - closed all day
Athersley South Primary - closed all day
Barnsley Academy - partially open
Birkwood Primary - partially open
Burton Road Primary - closed all day
Carlton Community College - closed all day
Cherry Dale Primary - partially open all day
Darton College - closed all day
Darton Primary - closed all day
Dearne Goldthorpe Primary - closed all day
Doncaster Road Primary - closed all day
High View Primary - closed all day
Holy Rood Primary - closed all day
Horizon Community College - closed all day
Hoyland Common Primary - closed all day
Hunningley Primary - closed all day
Joseph Locke Primary - closed all day
Jump Primary - partially open
Kings Oak Primary - closed all day
Kirk Balk Community College - closed all day
Lacewood Primary - closed all day
Littleworth Grange Primary - partially open
Milefield Primary - closed all day
Netherwood ALC - partially open
Oxspring Primary - partially open
Penistone St John's - partially open
Queens Road Academy - closed all day
Richard Newman Primary - closed all day
Royston Meadstead Primary - closed all day
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary - closed all day
Shafton ALC - closed all day
Shawlands Primary - partially open
Silkstone Common J&I - partially open
Silkstone Primary - closed all day
Springwell Community - closed all day
St Helen's Catholic - closed all day
St Michael and All Angels Catholic - closed all day
Tankersley St Peter's - closed all day
The Darfield Academy - partially open
Dearne ALC - closed all day
The Ellis CE - closed all day
The Hill Primary - closed all day
Ward Green Primary - closed all day
Wellgate Primary - closed all day
Wilthorpe Primary - closed all day
Wombwell Park Street - closed all day

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Reply Posted by Gemma on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 09:23
Mapplewell primary is also closed all day

Reply Posted by vicky on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 09:29
Royston st john's baptist school is closed all day.

Reply Posted by antz on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 09:32
What a joke if I keep my kids off I get fined but schools can keep going on strike

Reply Posted by Gee on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 11:50
Is this not classed as an unauthoised absence, i havent agreed to it or been asked if it is ok

Reply Posted by ivan on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 09:36
royston parkside academy closed all day

Reply Posted by Emma Foers on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 09:36
horizon cc are also off

Reply Posted by It's me on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 09:40
Antz get a grip

Reply Posted by Beth on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 09:42
Horizon is supposed to be closed my sister is off

Reply Posted by tinker on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 09:59
13 weeks holiday a year, paid sick leave, random inset days, fantastic state funded pensions! Teachers and other public service workers like firemen and paramedics are just plain greedy. Get to work you workshy fopps!!

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 10:15
Aww diddums, didn't learn a school? Find yourself in a dead end job?

Reply Posted by vanessa on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 10:00
I understood strike action was in favor of majority... 48% votrd to strike the remainding 52% against..i musthave been taught by a dodgy maths teachet..i always beleived 52 was higher than 48 .dear me i snd somebody else need to go back to school"when they are open long enough" ...just saying.. ;-).... x

Reply Posted by Alice on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 10:02
Holy Trinity is closed all day as well

Reply Posted by , on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 10:41
Some people want to keep their mouths closed slagging teachers off when they don't know ins and outs. They don't get all get "sick pay" my mothers off looking after my seriously ill brother and gets nothing and they get no pay for the 13 weeks they have off, money is held back from there pay each month one order for them to have a wage in the summer. Get a grip slating em just cos it means you actually have to look after your kids, narrow minded morons

Reply Posted by ,,,,, on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 16:57
guess your mum never taught you respect, moron

Reply Posted by Boobjob on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 10:44
Ladywood @ Grimethorpe closed all day too

Reply Posted by suggs on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 10:55
Well said.until u know what teachers actually do n how much time they work each week unpaid I would keep your horrible comments to yourself. I'm a cleaner n I see how many unpaid hrs they do.

Reply Posted by J on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 10:56
Regarding the comment above from . Implying people are annoyed at having to look after their children. You might want to look at it from other peoples point of view, I work full time to support my family with no help via benefits etc, pay in full to put my child in daycare to enable me to work. Maybe your the narrow minded moron who doesn't realise this affects a lot of people that have to work and can find it difficult to make alternative arrangements for child care so affects their jobs aswell.

Reply Posted by Tom on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 16:07
You must be on a fantastic wage to not qualify for child benefit!!

Reply Posted by J on Thursday July 10 2014 at 15:09
Regarding your comment, I am not on a fantastic wage as you put it, should I re-phrase I get the standard child benefit which is around £80.00/month which the MAJORITY or parents get. Basically I dont sit on my behind and expect the government to pay for my children, I go to work to provide for them myself, in doing this get penalised somewhat as I would be better off stopping at home and not working. Some people have more pride! Therefore this situation is diffucult as I have to find alternative childcare options or miss a days work, which I then get penalised for in a reduce in wages.

Reply Posted by Jenny on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 10:59
It's not teacher it's kitchen staff,caretakers and dinner ladies I know because I'm not in union but I can't go to work because the kitchen are close

Reply Posted by Margaret on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 11:38
My brother is a caretaker and he's working so not all on strike

Reply Posted by . on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 11:50
Yes I do realise people struggle with child are but there's a lot of people slating teachers for their pay saying they're paid to much when most of people saying it are sat on their arses at home

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 12:17
All of you slagging the teachers off, don't you dare be the ones to take credit when your children come out with excellent grades, they are the ones that have tirelessly sat with your child, taught them everything they need to go into the world academically and moulded their selfs round each individual child's need. I imagine half of you sit and look at their homework not have a clue what its going on about and then say ask your teacher when your next in, because I saw that too often, so stop being ignorant and rude to what you don't get, these people are angels and I owe nearly everything to them making me the successful woman I am now (Kirk Balk).

Reply Posted by Kilkenny on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 16:59
anon - what are you a lady of the night.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 12:22
People who call people who don't work want to remember one day it might be you and in this climate it probably will happen so pipe your big mouths down and stop this stupid divide that government and media are pushing smell my tuppence

Reply Posted by Shelley jones on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 12:40
Is Bankend primary off ??? I got that they where :/

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 12:51
And here is me thinking school is about education not free child care, talk about fighting the wrong people. Teachers and public service workers do an excellent job.

Reply Posted by Anon 1 on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 13:36
As for the person saying we are narrow minded, the strike on Thursday will cost me £200 as does every teacher training day, so get off your high horse. Not everybody can drop there job with a few weeks notice.

Reply Posted by grinds my gears on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 14:22
Dear , you are correct teachers get paid pro rata, meaning the wage they get paid for 39 weeks work is shared over 52 weeks. Otherwise using an UK average teachers wage of £34,000 they would be on about £45,000 if paid for 52 weeks

Reply Posted by Gem on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 14:38
Is wath comp on strike?

Reply Posted by Conchy on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 16:49
Caretaker,kitchen staff and dinner ladies all working at kexbrough primary,send em all up there,more the merrier :)

Reply Posted by Jo on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 17:03
None of the public sector workers are paid over the odds. Walk in their shoes for a few weeks and see if you could do their job. They start by having to pay to go to uni so end up in debt training to do these jobs. They never work the hours they are contracted invariably it's a lot more that they don't get paid for. On inset days teachers are training in school, they spend most of the holidays in school or working at home. They do majority of planning and marking in their own time, which they don't get paid for. So all you people who believe it's a cushy job, answer me this- why are you not doing it?

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 17:09
Most teachers are overpaid and they have little or no idea of how poorly many other people outside that profession are paid for working in difficult and dangerous conditions. If I have my time again I will certainly become a teacher, as I quite like the idea of working part time for generous full time pay and a good pension at the end of it.

Reply Posted by kayleigh on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 17:24
Worsbrough common primary school closed aswell

Reply Posted by Penny on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 17:51
What's up with you lot moaning bout kids been off are you just afraid having kids there will disturb ur Jeremy Kyle ? Or that you will have to feed em instead of getting a free dinner? I too will lose a days pay but u know what teachers r fighting for a real cause

Reply Posted by x on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 19:06
instead of asking permission to take kids out of school for holidays just give the school the dates and tell them your kids will not be in school as they will be on strike.and penny i think you will find most of the parents who have a problem are the working ones, in my experience the ones not working are glad of the chance to have a couple of extra hours in bed

Reply Posted by Anon1 on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 19:14
Penny not everybody is on the dole watching Jeremy Kyle, the work I involves booking jobs months in advance so the relevant people can be on site for the particular day, but through the strike this had to be cancelled which ruined a lot of peoples days, not only I have I lost money but the company I work for will now have to stand a cost too. So no sympathy from me whatsoever.

Reply Posted by Are you lot serious? on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 20:33
I can't stop laughing at some of these comments. Yes you have to change plans for childcare, so do the teachers that are in their schools tomorrow whilst their children aren't. Some of you need to educate yourself about the profession, I'm not a teacher but I know it's nothing like what you lot make out. Stop moaning about fines and comparing that to fines and please stop trying to blame schools at every chance u get and have a look in the mirror. We need to back our teachers and other public services

Reply Posted by Maximus oh dear oh dear on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 20:36
Hahahaha Maximus!
By the way i am not laughing with you, im laughing at you

Reply Posted by Alison on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 21:27
Red optimist and maximus hahahaha. Bless, did you go to university for 4 years and end up £30k in debt before you even started work? Do you need a degree for your job?? Make me laugh. Who are the people that work with your children above and beyond the time they are actually paid for? When your children leave primary with Level 5 English and Maths, setting them up for successful GCSE's, how do you think they got that? By themselves? I would love to see you try to teach 34 year 6s, with abilities ranging from level 1 to level 6, including children with special needs, oh and don't forget the ones with bad behaviour (learned from their parents). Every day. You wouldn't have a clue. And by the way, its the government that fines parents for taking children out of school, not teachers. But then you'd take them out and then moan that they weren't making progress wouldn't you? Why don't you go into your local primary school and volunteer for a week, then say its easy? Go on, dare ya!! Sshhhhh.......

Reply Posted by Micky on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 21:41
Alison that is amazing! You have said everything I was thinking.
As a teacher myself I couldn't thank you enough for saying everything you have there!

Reply Posted by Briony on Wednesday July 9 2014 at 22:47
I got a text message from Darton Primary this afternoon to say it will now be open tomorrow.

Reply Posted by Xxx on Thursday July 10 2014 at 07:16
Carlton primary open except for 2 classes

Reply Posted by Den on Thursday July 10 2014 at 07:30
Well said Alison and what bout schools with Ofsted visits this week teachers working over 14 hrs a day

Reply Posted by Me on Thursday July 10 2014 at 07:58
Student loans are not £30k of debt, its not like u have to pay it back exactly, its only.a charge.against income earned over a certain amount to cover some cost of your professional education and living costs in that period or as most see it *life experience" And i thought at one point teachers for some subjects got £6k a yr ish paid to go to uni!

Reply Posted by Paula on Thursday July 10 2014 at 08:06
What bout local Wombwell school who had Ofsted in this week and told bad kids who are normally kept away from others to have days off

Reply Posted by Donna on Thursday July 10 2014 at 08:15
Alison, I agreed with you 100% until you added the snide comment in brackets saying all children with behaviour problems are a result of bad parents. Bet you're one of the ivory tower brigade with perfect children who tut at me in the super market. Some children with behaviour problems have underlying problems that are not outwardly visible, I'd love you to spend an hour in my shoes some day. Having said that I take my hat off all the fantastic dedicated teachers and support staff who do an amazing job. Oh and all my family work full time and always have,

Reply Posted by Alison on Thursday July 10 2014 at 08:52
Actually Donna, if you read it again, it doesn't say ALL parents. I was referring to the ones who are badly behaved because of their parents - of which there are plenty. In no way was I making assertions about children with genuine difficulties - my own son has learning problems. And I do not look down my nose or tut at anyone. I am speaking from the point of view of both a mother of 3, and a primary school teacher of 20 years classroom experience.

Reply Posted by Donna on Thursday July 10 2014 at 10:13
Actually Alison I have read it again. It doesn't say some of, most of or sometimes caused by...it says oh and don't forget the ones with bad behaviour (learned from their parents).

Reply Posted by Alison on Thursday July 10 2014 at 10:45
Precisely. Which does not either state or mean 'ALL' in any way. I do not and never have been critical of anyone with genuine difficulties. My part in this conversation is now over.

Reply Posted by Despair on Thursday July 10 2014 at 11:07
I really do despair, what's happened to this town? Do you realise why these people are striking? They're having the Mickey taken out if them by this terrible government and having their pensions ruined. Instead of moaning and groaning you should remember why people created unions and actually join and support the unions. Your apathy is repugnant and when the unions collapse and you're left with a totalitarian government you will truly get what you deserve. The people united will never be defeated.

Reply Posted by True Red on Thursday July 10 2014 at 11:27
They are always striking Despair, along with the fire fighters. They want to stop crying like big babies and get back to work! You wiil find that the general public have no sympathy with them whatsoever.

You never see a poor teacher or fireman.

Reply Posted by Despair on Thursday July 10 2014 at 11:33
I am general public, and jealousy of another persons wages are a terrible terrible thing. 1 I'd want paying double what a fireman gets to risk my life and 2 a teacher is quite low paid for the amount of years training and learning and hours they put into a working week.

Reply Posted by True Red on Thursday July 10 2014 at 11:48
Jealousy? Get a grip, how do you know how much I earn? Im not the one striking for better pay you plonker.

What type of teacher educated you? Not a very good one by the looks of it.

Reply Posted by True on Friday July 11 2014 at 08:27
Did I upset you ? Lol.

Teaching standards today, jeez........... The teachers of today have some front.

Reply Posted by Anon 1 on Thursday July 10 2014 at 13:24
Are you lot serious, your the one not being serious, the job I do takes months of planning that can involve people traveling from abroad to be there a certain day, I lose a days pay every time they go on strike, when you get a job you know what pay you are going to get, you work hard you get a pay rise, if your not doing too good you don't. Isn't the government bringing in a pay structure similar to this but the teachers don't want it. If your good at your job then you will get the pay you deserve.

Reply Posted by Chun on Friday July 11 2014 at 10:47
Where did yesterdays strike get them? That's right, nowhere!

Would a Labour Government listen them? No, so get on with your job and stop crying like big babies.

Reply Posted by Golly on Sunday July 13 2014 at 23:30
True red talks like a C..T

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