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    Cyberpunk wrote:
    As usual a whole load of ill-informed comments about lazy teachers on here.

    First of all, the vast majority of schools were open and the teachers will have been at work preparing well before many others leave for work. Second, it will be the head or the governors of a school that decide to close it not the teachers so it has nothing to do with teachers being lazy or wanting more days off.

    My nearest school stayed open this week but the pupil attendance dropped to around 75%. Am I going to label 25% of parents lazy? No, I'm not because I would hate to put myself in the same category as some of the ignorant half-wits posting on this site. Why not open your minds a little and seek the real truth rather than blindly clinging to your poorly conceived ideas?
    Yeah but this is after all Echo land. Think of all the exercise they get jumping to the wrong conclusion, flying off the handle and going off at the deep end.

    As you say individual teachers have nothing to do with the decision. If the school is declared open but a particular teacher cannot get in (snowed in living on a rural lane for instance) then it is like any other workplace, managers decide how the the gap is to be closed by colleagues."
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Essex school closures

First published in Letters

Appleton School, Benfleet. Open from 10am.

Billericay School. Open from 11am. Check the school's website.

Canewdon Endowed Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School and Nursery.

Colchester County High School for Girls.

De La Salle School, Basildon.

Deanes School, Thundersley.

Enchanted Wood Day Nursery, Thundersley.

The Endeavour School, Brentwood.

Friars Grove Primary School, Colchester.

Glenwood Special School, Thundersley.

Hamford Primary School, Walton.

James Hornsby, Basildon.

King Edmund School, Rochford. Open from 10.30am. Check school website.

Kingsdown, Eastwood near Southend.

Laindon Park Primary Schoo, Basildon.

Lancaster Special School, Southend.

Mayflower High School, Billericay. Open from 11am.

Moulsham Infant and Junior School, Chelmsford.

Pioneer, Basildon.

Porters Grange, Southend.

Priory School, Southend.

Queen Boudica Primary School, Colchester.

Ramsey College, Halstead.

Ramsden Hall School, Billericay Southview School, Witham St Benedict's College, Colchester.

Richmond Avenue Primary School, Southend.

Stambridge Primary School, Rochford district.

White Court School & Early Years, Braintree.

Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery, Colchester.

Woodlands School, Basildon.

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