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I too am sorry to hear the news from the school but understand that in such cases the person with overall responsibility stands aside until the situation is clarified. Hopefully things will soon be sorted.
I say this with no real idea of exactly what is to be sorted and so I would not like to say that results have been falsified. Perhaps Angry has knowledge of this but might have been wiser to not put it in print.
Alas if it turns out there is a rap to be taken the person in charge is the one who takes it. Let us hope that calm minds reach a sensible conclusion to this sad interlude in the life of a lovely friendly school, one to which my children went with much happiness.
And there was I just thinking that the wheel had simply just come off!
I'm very dissapointed about the news of Miss Nolan-Burnet the pressure these teachers are under from the Labour Government on the stats and being forced to falsify the assessments of the children's tests.
I have always found Miss Nolan to be a very enthusiastic teacher full of passion for the school and I feel that she has taken the rap.
Is it a bird scarer used by a farmer?
Shooting or more likely from the sand quarry at the top of Woodhouse Lane — straight on from Kettle Lane.
During the day I hear a large number of continuing blasts or thumps sounding like gunfire (and no I'm not going crazy!) Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
While we contemplate the donation of ‘comforts’ for our well deserving military in Afghanistan and Iraq, please take time out to consider the plight of our poor beleaguered politicians, who at this difficult time need all the help then can get, now that the expenses gravy train has hit the buffers. Please give generously during the oncoming election!!
I'm interested in Kev_G's assertion that "most servicemen and women oppose this conflict". Where has this information come from? Whenever I see service personnel interviewed on TV they seem to believe that what they are doing is both worthwhile and necessary.
I have again rang the council about the pothole outside the funeral director. A very young-sounding girl there told me that they subcontracted the work to third party and are awaiting a response. They are responding poorly on this (after 2 emails and 2 phone calls), so I would urge another resident or two to back me up with further complaints as it's making the road in the village look awful in my view. See this page to report potholes:http://www.audlem.org/newsitem-1-1-4301.html
I think, for what it is worth, that Afghanastan is a conflict and not a war. This is a political mission and regardless of what the media pump us with the 'enemy' has no issue with 'us' and no intention to leave home. We fight to prevent terrorism <ahem> or is it routes to oil fields for the richer powers? Anyway, back to point, Minnie most servicemen and woman oppose this conflict but serve as they are ordered, British Men and Women honouring Queen and Country and serving the UK government that governs it. Not their fault is it, they rely on 'comforts' sent from a public who see no 'war point' but support their effort and their families efforts — to send to them is a good thing, they deserve your support and thoughts whilst they do as they have been ordered.But what do I know :)
I think if you oppose all war on principle, then it is illogical to send comforts to what is, nowadays, a voluntary army. If you just oppose this war specifically, then it is not illogical to send comforts since you presumably want the army to be motivated and in good heart for when they have to fight a war that you do support.
Does anybody have, or know of, a garage that I can rent for a few months?? My 1972 Triumph Stag needs temporary dry and secure accomodation.Thanks, SteveE
A philosophical question: Can one send comforts to the troops in Afghanistan and at the same time oppose the war?