Over the last few weeks since returning from the christmas holidays the children at one of the local comps have been subjected to huge disruption in the education.

The NTU member teachers at the Rawmarsh comp in Rotherham, have choice to take strike action every week the first was the day after they returned to school from the christmas brack followed by a 2 day action and this week Tuesday,Wednesday and thursday 25th,26 and 27th january again.

The action has taken as a result of the braking news that the school will have to lose some 25 of teaching and leader staff. now some of these are due to retire anyway and some have already been offered jobs in other schools, so now they say the action is not as a result of the losses but the fact that class size is going to grow to 33 students per class and the loss of some 295 students this year that have chosen to attend different school.

Now myself along with parents agree that this is not good and we all like most  feel for them, but this action is having a massive effect on our children’s education. we are told everyday that your child needs to be in school but not when teachers feel they can take strike action what would happen if the kids all thought i know what why don’t we all go on strike over the loss of our learning time. i will tell what would happen there would up roar and threats from the local government of action being taken for them not being there.

This school has over the years been allowed to run in debt to the tune of something like £750,000 and they  have been told they stay £500,000 in debt for the next 5 years. if i owe them one days dinner money they are texting and sending letters home saying pay up or we will stop your child having dinner ITS ALL WRONG  and should never be allowed.

Teachers spend something like 5 years in uni training and then need 10 days a year ad hoc to do more training. whats that all about i ask.

i say kids have too many days off already with out the need for strike action on top of that.

my proposal to the government would be this reduce the summer time holidays from 6 weeks to 3 weeks for the teachers and 4 weeks for the students making staff train in that extra week . make all schools start at 8am and finish at 5pm reduce the other holidays to easter 1 week christmas 2 weeks and only 1 half term a year and that staff use that half term for training as well

teachers have too many days off for training and holidays all payed for by us the tax payer then they want more money each year to have that privilege and who else in the uk has many days off i know in my job i get 2 weeks that it so should teachers get any longer.

well your thoughts are welcome as always…………….


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today was the start of SOS radio week, it runs for a week and the concept is that we raise funds via sponsorship for the RNLI.

last year SOS radio week raised just over £3000 for the charity. this years goal is £5000, so this morning i cranked the radio up and started to put my call out there.

within 5 minutes i had a japanese station call though JA7NJN (YUO) from Tokyo. followed by a VK station VK6TKK (PETER) the day has continued to be a success with just over 30 contacts in total.

the thing i enjoy about my hobbies is the ability to talk to others all over the world making new friends everywhere. my call is M6DER and i run a dstar station along with vhf and uhf.

one day i shall tell you more about my hobbies of amature radio or as its called sometimes Ham radio. well that it for today sorry it only short

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School run

so the day started at 6am with the ringing sound of the alarm on my iPhone closely followed by the sound of 3 young boys getting ready for school. i looked our the windows to see a very cold -4 morning complete with the customary ice over everything thanks too our good mate Jack Frost.

my thoughts turned to the forthcoming school run soon i would be out there warming the car up and dimisting the windows while standing there with the scaper in my hand clearing jacks hard work off the outside of them said windows.

now with them all clear all i have to do is make my way along the 5 mile drive to the school, there is the normal traffic i have become custom to on this daily drive. but now my thoughts turn to just how bad the british driver is and just how stupid some folks can be.

everyone is in a hurry not me i have left with plenty of time and in fact when i do arrive i already know i will be at least 15 minutes early, see what i do is leave the house in the morning with plenty of time to spare just case there is a problem on the route. but there are some right silly folks out today there’s some who think that they can see right the ice on the windows and either could not be bothered to or it was just too cold to scape the ice from there windows some haven not got working heaters as they have all the windows misted up insode the car. now i don’t know what it is with the drivers in the uk, but they all seem to think they are the most important person on the road, and that their journey is much more important than yours.

they all try to push their way along the road attempting to get into the smallest of gaps, forcing you out onto the oncoming traffic or pushing you into the path and curbside. then there’s the ones who just try to get a free ride to work by sitting in your boot or at least it seems that way.

these people all they had to do was set the alarm a little earlier in the morning and get out on their drive to work just 10 minutes earlier and clear their windows and hay, they would get there on time without the need for the bad driving.

so my thought for today is this…. you will be there when your there, not a minute earlier not a minute later but when you get there.

plan your day tonight from you are going to wake in the morning….

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Hello world!

Well I have today decided to start a blog and this is it. thought i may as well start to blog my daily thoughts the way i see things though my eyes.

now i am not saying this going to be the fun or interesting blog in the world of blogs, but i will try to not bore everyone with too much rubbish.

so why a blog i hear someone shouting? well i write post for a couple of sites nowadays and even run my own website www.rotherhamamatureradio.co.uk but they are just for amature radio things and there are other things i views on as well, and not to forget my photo work yep i am trying to work as a freelance photographer as well so will also use this site to publicize my work that all available for sale as well.

so there you have it my very first blog, do i feel any different now i have joined the blogging world? well to be frank with you NO i don’t but it seems a good thing to do right now. please join my blog and enjoy.

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