….well, we all know, don’t we?
Head teacher Mark Elms wrote to parents to say the nursery, reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils would not be able to come in.
He said: “Please accept my sincere apologies for the short notice which could not be helped and for the disruption to the beginning of the new academic year.”
‘Couldn’t be helped’? What happened?
Did all the teachers go down with flu simultaneously? Did a lottery syndicate win big, and all resign en masse?
One mother criticised the short notice, claiming it made finding childcare difficult.
She told the Sun: “People have jobs and lives and will find it difficult to get childcare at such short notice.
“I got a text out of the blue at about 11am on Friday saying the school would be closed on Monday but it didn’t explain why.
“Then they sent the kids home with a letter from the head saying it was because a lot of teachers had suddenly asked for the day off.”
I suppose the words ‘No, sorry, the job comes first!’ never crossed Mr Elms’ mind? Still, maybe he’s learned a valuable lesson about employee logistics.
And maybe not.