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14-05-2020, 18:23   #31
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What the hell is the major need to give books back right now?Can it really not wait another month or so.
Yes definitely. All the book companies have made their books free to use on their websites including the workbooks.
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At primary level both the DES and CPSMA aren’t suggesting giving books out at present . Our school operates book rental so I’d be against giving anything out bar workbooks that children fill in .
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At primary level both the DES and CPSMA aren’t suggesting giving books out at present . Our school operates book rental so I’d be against giving anything out bar workbooks that children fill in .
Re: book rental, we were told that students could leave the books into school in plastic bags/boxes which would not be touched for at least a week as the virus would not be able to survive after seven days.

I can't understand the rush for parents to need books and at the end of the day, IF the books were really needed in hard copy - the bookshops remained open. I think it is principals throwing their weight around giving teachers something to do, if they hadn't even to be doing.
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Just found this thread. I think this is a perfect example of a major issue within teaching. Principals have too much power and there is next to no oversight.
I left a permanent position in a school where the Principal was a complete bully. I am still working down the clock to get panel rights. I was one of three permanent staff members who left that year and the entire staff would only be about 12/13. When I read the OP here, I thought of that school straight away, only I would have heard from my former colleagues.
Because most Principals are decent and hard-working, a blind eye seems to be turned by unions, the department and the inspectorate to the type of Principal that the OP has mentioned. Even if you don't teach in such a school, I'm sure every teacher has heard anecdotally, of such a Principal.
Some seem to think they are entitled to run the school as their own personal fiefdom and it seems to be particularly true when it comes to hiring practices. It's easy to say "just tell her to fire me" but unless you've worked for such a Principal it's hard to imagine how intimidating it can be.
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