Threat by teachers in class safety bust-up.Teachers last night claimed their school is a death-trap - and have refused to teach kids.
Children face being turned away today on the first day of term as staff refuse to work in certain classrooms.
They claim parts of the school have been left looking like a building site after work to build an extension and demolish de·mol·ish
tr.v. de·mol·ished, de·mol·ish·ing, de·mol·ish·es
1. To tear down completely; raze.
2. To do away with completely; put an end to.
3. huts over the holidays.
The 56 teachers at Lenzie Academy, near Glasgow, took a ballot for industrial action yesterday fearing the school is in breach of health and safety rules.
Danny Kane, of the Educational Institute of Scotland The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) is the oldest teachers' trade union in the world, having been founded in 1847 when dominies became concerned about the effect of changes to the system of education in Scotland on their professional status. union, said yesterday: "The safety of our members and the children at Lenzie is paramount.
"When we took a look at the school, wires were trailing across halls, the PE department had no floors and the modern studies department no chairs.
"The playground has been turned into something which resembles a building site with bits of old rusty nails
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"We don't believe it's right to teach children under these conditions.
"Children would usually be accommodated in the hall if classrooms were unavailable but even that's being used as a storage area.
"The education authority is gambling with kids' safety by allowing them to return to school."
Teachers and council staff were last night trying to clear rubble from the school themselves in a bid to make it safer.
Ian Mills, director of East Dunbartonshire This article is about the East Dunbartonshire council area of Scotland. For other uses, see East Dunbartonshire (disambiguation).
East Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. education, said: "We are aware of the EIS (1) (Executive Information System) An information system that consolidates and summarizes ongoing transactions within the organization. It provides top management with all the information it requires at all times from internal and external sources. ballot and its comments.
"Work was progressing last night to clear the school of all debris lying in the corridors and we are hoping it meets with stated health and safety standards Safety standards are standards designed to ensure the safety of products, activities or processes, etc. They may be advisory or compulsory and are normally laid down by an advisory or regulatory body that may be either voluntary or statutory. ."
He was due to inspect the school this morning to make sure it was safe to open.