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    I don’t know. Requiat in Pace Mr B, whoever you may have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddycool View Post
    I pity them - kids can be such little "you know what's" and there is little they can do regarding discipline. Having said that their starting salaries seem very high as say, compared to nurses - a good teacher is worth every penny but I think they are few and far between.
    You think a starting salary of £22600 is a lot after 4 yrs study at university! Pay max is only £36k. No wonder there’s a shortage! Straight from school to a GW job could earn as much in Dounreay with a top line only slightly below that

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    Some teaching unions are seeking a ten per cent pay rise:

    https://inews.co.uk/news/scotland/sc...huge-majority/

    It seems likely that there will be strikes in 2019, if no pay agreement is reached with their employers. Councils are not exactly rolling in money these days, in fact some councils are already planning big spending cuts. So as far as I can see, if the teachers get their ten per cent pay rise, that will mean further cuts to council services and jobs.

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    I was online recently and saw the following local music link about Caithness bands in the nineteen sixties:

    http://rgcgraphics.com/OPTrail2/GaleForceEight.html

    I noticed Will Murray, one of my old teachers playing a trumpet. Can anyone remember him? He taught Economics and Modern Studies at Thurso High School in the 1970s. He was a first class Economics teacher, he really brought a difficult subject to life. If I remember correctly although he was from Thurso, he left Thurso High School in 1979 to go to work at a school down South.

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    I remember Will Murray, used to go to his classes in the huts behind the main block, a good teacher and easy to get on with. He was great with another economics/modern studies teacher, Fraser Smith, if I mind right. Saw Fraser not long after I started work in Edinburgh (late 80s, maybe): he was teaching in a List D school at the time (they don't exist any more, used to be for "difficult" pupils) and was still in touch with Will. Haven't seen either since. I'd forgotten about his trumpet-playing days, nice to see the old photo. Thanks, ecb.

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    I was looking at an old film called on "Scotland on Screen" called "Atom Town" at

    https://scotlandonscreen.org.uk/brow...-000-002-559-c

    recently, there was a bit about Thurso Technical College and there is a student at 3 minutes 56 seconds in to the film who looks a bit like one of the Science teachers whose face I remember (I can't remember his name) from Thurso High School. Can anyone else recognise the man, if so did he become a teacher at Thurso High school, please?

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    Mr Clasper

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    ????Clasper

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMS View Post
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    Yes, that rings bell. His accent must have changed a bit by the time that I encountered him at the school.

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