Durham Free School's first pupils meet

DURHAM Free School, which is opening in the current Durham Gilesgate Sports College, in Gilesgate, Durham, in September, has held an induction day. Around 30 future pupils attended the event, held at East Durham College’s Houghall campus. The school will begin with 40 year seven pupils, split into two classes. For more information, visit durhamfreeschool.org.uk

GLASS WORKING: Glass artist Janet Rogers will run a glass working workshop in the Deane Room, Palace Green Library, Durham, on Sunday, July 21, from 2pm to 4pm. The event is free and part of the Lindisfarne Gospels programme. To book a place, email getinvolved@lindisfarnegospels.com

MP’S THANKS: Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods has thanked outgoing Durham Johnston School headteacher Carolyn Roberts for her dedication and hard work while in the post. Mrs Roberts will leave this summer after eight years to become head of Thomas Tallis School, in Greenwich, London. Dr Blackman-Woods said she had been a fantastic headteacher and done a huge amount to maintain and further the school’s national reputation and top-class results.

CHARITY LUNCH: St Patrick’s church hall, on Victoria Street, Consett, will be the venue for a charity lunch in aid of Cash for Kids on Saturday (July 20). The event will run from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Entry is free, with donations welcome. The organisers are Colin Richardson, Diane Rutter and David Arbon.

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1:07pm Mon 15 Jul 13

loonyleft says...

Some teachers are going to have a lot of time on their hands are they not.
Some teachers are going to have a lot of time on their hands are they not. loonyleft
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5:13pm Mon 15 Jul 13

durhamresident says...

loonyleft wrote:
Some teachers are going to have a lot of time on their hands are they not.
Nope. Turns out they will only be employed by the school for the lessons that they teach - most are there for less than a day a week.
[quote][p][bold]loonyleft[/bold] wrote: Some teachers are going to have a lot of time on their hands are they not.[/p][/quote]Nope. Turns out they will only be employed by the school for the lessons that they teach - most are there for less than a day a week. durhamresident
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5:49pm Mon 15 Jul 13

loonyleft says...

Like I've said before where is the economic sense,when the previous school closed because of falling numbers of students.
Like I've said before where is the economic sense,when the previous school closed because of falling numbers of students. loonyleft
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7:04pm Mon 15 Jul 13

durhamresident says...

loonyleft wrote:
Like I've said before where is the economic sense,when the previous school closed because of falling numbers of students.
What previous school? I thought the Free School was a completely new one?
[quote][p][bold]loonyleft[/bold] wrote: Like I've said before where is the economic sense,when the previous school closed because of falling numbers of students.[/p][/quote]What previous school? I thought the Free School was a completely new one? durhamresident
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9:41am Tue 16 Jul 13

YouandI says...

Still can't see where the school will get 40 year-7 students from when only 30 attended and they would have been all ages.
Still can't see where the school will get 40 year-7 students from when only 30 attended and they would have been all ages. YouandI
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3:05pm Tue 16 Jul 13

loonyleft says...

Durham resident, I was talking about Gilesgare comp, which will now have 30 students pinging around it's empty corridors while someone finds the funds to build a new school in the Bowburn- Coxhoe area.Then they will need the funds to demolish Gilesgate,a great use of education funds.
Durham resident, I was talking about Gilesgare comp, which will now have 30 students pinging around it's empty corridors while someone finds the funds to build a new school in the Bowburn- Coxhoe area.Then they will need the funds to demolish Gilesgate,a great use of education funds. loonyleft
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