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Re: Missing People Gibbo 1 hour ago
If you're on Twitter, put his name in the search box
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Re: Lifeschool Wallasey diggingdeeper Yesterday at 04:40 PM
Firstly before anyone puts words in my mouth, I am not condoning the behaviour of the teachers but ...

If you put people in an impossible situation, the general rule book goes out the window. The problem in this particular case is there should be a rule book for the teacher's in this situation and instead they were given free reign. The poor management has led to the behaviour of the teachers but of course the teachers are still responsible for their own behaviour.

Behavioural kids are extremely difficult, these can be the same ones that hang around the streets mugging adults, how is a teacher supposed to follow the same guidance for these kids as better behaved kids? Its even harder when the pupils are goaded on by their parents which is sometimes the case.

Very occasionally you get someone that has the personality to manage these kids, it isn't something that be taught, there is an acute shortage of such people who are willing to take the task on, you can't create these teachers.

I would say that for a special school, the average age of the staff looks a little young, especially those with enhanced responsibilities. Presumably the older staff aren't daft enough to take on additional work when they have their hands full and the younger staff have more need to boost their income. Considering the size of this school it looks like responsibilities might have been handed out as a staff retention enticement.

There is no answer, similar to the problems with youth crime. It not unusual for some classes to have a number of pupils with ankle tags on.

In recent times we see the same problem with the management of people with dementia. The staff get criticised if they man-handle them, the staff get criticised if they leave them on the floor. Eventually the staff realise they are in an impossible position and do whatever takes their fancy.

If you want to experience any of this, you can do the same as the reporter did and volunteer in a special school. Its no use volunteering in a normal school, generally the volunteers don't get to see the more challenging classes.

A factor that doesn't help is the shortage of money to pay for teaching/care assistants even when legally required.

One answer is to have more, but not exclusive, one-on-one teaching, but nobody has got the money for that. This private school was clearly set up to be awarded local council contracts which like fostering is being contracted out with lucrative rewards for challenging children.

What can be done? Closing down every facility that deals with challenging pupils doesn't solve the problem, criminalising the teachers doesn't solve the problem. How can we cope with challenging pupils?
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Re: Lifeschool Wallasey Excoriator Yesterday at 12:54 PM
One wonders whether Ofsted should employ undercover methods to find out what really goes on.

Unbelievably, they found the school to be 'Good'.

But I suppose its pretty easy to pull the wool over the eyes of a bunch of ex teachers and headteachers who prefer judging others to doing the job themselves for the duration of a brief visit.
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Re: garage wanted robin47 Yesterday at 10:43 AM
re garage wanted. Thanks for the feedback, now looking again for a suitable lock up/garage in Wallasey. robin
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Missing People diggingdeeper Yesterday at 07:46 AM
Why is it that some missing people get news media saturation and others don't?

Why is it that the news media dig up all the history on some people but not others?

Jay Dean Slater, missing in Tenerife is possibly an example of both of these.

Jay Dean Slater is currently under an eighteen month community service order for being one of eight thugs who attacked and severely injured Tom Hilton with machetes, golf clubs and an axe. Both the CPS and the Judge were very lenient on this gang, they were charged with lesser offences than wounding and the Judge hoped they could be reformed despite them laughing and joking throughout the trial.

Why are the media staying quiet on this? Why are many other missing people not getting any publicity?

Is it the same Jay Slater?

Looks the same, same age, same name, same area Oswaldtwistle/Accrington but apparently one is a saint and one is a thug.
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Re: Powell Street Photo AndrewR 22nd Jun 2024 1:04pm
Thanks for the photo - They were a tough place to live in. Tiny cramped, no bath, outside loo. Thanks again
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Re: Powell Street Photo diggingdeeper 22nd Jun 2024 9:02am
Aerial photo from 1946
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Powell Street Photo AndrewR 22nd Jun 2024 8:09am
Does anyone have a photo of Powell Street?

My gran used to live there, I remember the outside loo and it backed onto the playing fields which were used by Bidston Avenue school which I went to. Remember being thawed out after freeze cold football games in the tiny terrace house.
Powell Street was flattened to make way for a new development, it used to join up with Tollemache Road.

Thank you
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Make New Ferry Great Again Excoriator 21st Jun 2024 1:42pm
What's happening to the New Ferry regeneration project?

Work had started on the site of the explosion and the facing shops and homes with some enthusiasm, but it seems to have ground to a halt now.

Have the builder gone bust, or what?
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Re: Abbots tv repair shop, Birkenhead muzzy2 19th Jun 2024 9:05am
All fixed now.
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Re: Abbots tv repair shop, Birkenhead montyz 19th Jun 2024 6:31am
What's the model and what the issue with it?
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Re: Abbots tv repair shop, Birkenhead muzzy2 18th Jun 2024 5:22pm
Actually, it's a tv I need repairing ! I have already had it fixed by them and can recommend, very fast and helpful.
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Re: Abbots tv repair shop, Birkenhead montyz 18th Jun 2024 4:08pm
What do you need repaired?
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Super clean tidy amp from the top UK hifi brand. This is the uprated special edition version of the A1 with better power supply and preamp components.
Test fully working. ALso have matching CD5.
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Re: Lifeschool Wallasey Gibbo 18th Jun 2024 11:25am
Really terrible. And the statement from the school blames Panorama

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The spokesperson added: “The BBC has acted in a highly irresponsible manner putting the interests of a television programme ahead of the interests of vulnerable children.

https://www.lifewirral.com/

I see the "teachers" have all been busy deleting their social media accounts.
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Lifeschool Wallasey oldpm01 17th Jun 2024 7:51pm
If you haven’t watched Panorama this evening - give it a go, absolutely shocking
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