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If the RAF ran a school..

Old 2nd Sep 2011, 16:23
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Yeah right, Gweedo.

We all remember the good old days....this is now. Almost none of that good stuff is allowed.
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 16:33
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If the RAF ran a school.....

It would have to be fairly rigid on the catchment area criteria in order to weed out pupils from the other two services who wanted to enrol.

Funny how it is rare to see it the other way around!

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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 17:05
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It would have to be fairly rigid on the catchment area criteria in order to weed out pupils from the other two services who wanted to enrol.
???

That's like bog cleaners having a job protection scheme. By all means...
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It would have to be fairly rigid on the catchment area criteria in order to weed out pupils from the other two services who wanted to enrol.
I believe what he was saying is that many from the grammar & public schools choose to go to the comprehensive because they actually have a much better time, and almost no one leaves the comprehensive because they'd be mad.

The Grammar School

Pupils spend all their time on field trips or acting as security on the school gates. Teachers don't like to leave the Staff Room except to go and ride horses.

Public Schools

Nearly all the classrooms were scrapped on the promise of getting two really big classrooms in ten years although one will probably go to a school in India.
They only have a few minibuses to play with, they had a few security trucks they borrowed off the Comprehensives but they had to hand them back.
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 19:20
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Gweedo,

Love the sentiment but that sort of thing would only ever work with grown adult volunteers, the first pie munching wheezy kid you lambasted for not being able to complete the 20 meter shuffle without pulling his pud would have you in the Court of Lard Arse Rights in a feckin heartbeat
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 19:26
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Aircrew to Teacher

Just to let people know that you can successfully leave the RAF and transition to teaching successfully.

I spent 22 years in service on C130 and VC10, and I have now spent a couple of years in the classroom.

Service style discipline helps, but you have to get to know the pupils and see what makes them tick. I am sure that my second career will be as enjoyable as my first one.
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Central Teacher School

The whole system would be organised with Super Teachers who devise and revise the syllabus and do checks/audits on the Teachers. Every two years or so the Head Super Teacher would move on and his successor would feel the need to change the syllabus for completely barking reasons. Just as all the Teachers got used to the stupid changes the Head Super Teacher would move on again and the cycle would start again.

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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 21:16
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Being an RAF school as opposed to the other 2 options, and despite the obvious leadership issues, would I suppose guarantee that none of the students would ever be bullied or buggered
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 21:19
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Are you sure about that?

Discharged RAF woman was bullied, inquest told

The RAF has been recognised by charity Stonewall as a "Top 100" employer for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain.

With you on the poor leadership though.
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 21:24
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3 minutes, clucking bell that was quick
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 21:29
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if the RAF ran a school, they'd launch a campaign to close the local swimming pools
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 21:41
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3 minutes, clucking bell that was quick
Product of a Grammar School education... (in both senses).
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 21:42
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Originally Posted by jamesdevice View Post
if the RAF ran a school, they'd launch a campaign to close the local swimming pools
In suspect they would keep the pools open but would probably be quite vocal about the redundant, out of date and no longer fit for purpose toys etc that the other schools wanted to use
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Originally Posted by Roadster280 View Post
Product of a Grammar School education... (in both senses).
You were bullied AND buggered, blimey , explains a lot though
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except to go and ride horses.

You forgot skiing!
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Roadster280: from a thread of yours a long time ago:


That day cemented my respect for the Royal Air Force.
Not much of that respect evident in your posts on this thread!
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 23:35
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Ken, it's banter. I do have respect for the Royal Air Force. A lot, actually.

As someone put it on Arrse the other day after the Reds crash, "crabs are just crabs, but when they get hurt, they're one of us". This after some cretin made a thoughtless comment regarding the crash.

I couldn't agree more. I'm no warry infantry type, I was a bleep. I take shit for that, but it's OK.
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 23:52
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Graunch graunch, is that a reverse gear I hear being selected
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Old 3rd Sep 2011, 00:06
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Alright, fair enough, the bog cleaner remark was a bit harsh, but the only people I ever saw wanting to go RAF from the Army were aircrew types. Quite a few came the other way, at least into my Corps, I guess career prospects and posting choices held sway.

That said, tell me my post #18 was off in any way. If anything I went light.

I wish it weren't so, I wish the Navy would still have a "navy". It is what it is though, and to call a pig's ear a silk purse does none of us any favours.

Now go and press your polyester and try not to get it stuck on the iron
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Now go and press your polyester and try not to get it stuck on the iron
The great thing about growbags is that they don't require ironing....
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