Rollover endangering our children

I have read the readers letters numerous times over the years and find most of them of interest, however on occasions there seem to be people who want to do no more than criticize the government and certain policies the government have created. Now, unfortunately

I am finding myself in the latter, as a father and parent. I am disgusted at the way people are treated with the ‘rollover policy’ that was created.

My daughter goes to a very well run and established pre-school in West Bay. I found all the teachers I came into contact with there, of a very good character who I have no problems in being nothing less than satisfied with in them guiding my child through these early years of study. It takes time for a child to bond into a school and especially with a teacher having only known parental guidance up until this point.

These bonds I see in my child and children alike, are there every time I drop my child off in the morning or pick her up at night. I have a daughter who looks forward to going to school and even asks at weekends when she will next be at school.

This is surely an indication of true enjoyment and fulfilment from a child.

Why do I now find myself in the position for the third time this year having to explain to my daughter why one of her teachers will no longer be at school?

Do you think she understands the rollover policy? I am not naïve in knowing there are a lot of other professions on this Island whereby people are greatly affected by the rollover policy.

But surely the people who are moulding the adults of tomorrow, the future fabric of society the next generation of people who hopefully will make a difference to this Island, should not be held with a time delayed noose around there necks until their clock runs out! What benefit is this creating to the Island? Fewer Status requests? Surely there must be somebody in government somewhere who could come up with a practical solution instead of a blanket times up for you and your gone rule.

Hopefully this new government will address the situation. Unfortunately for the teachers of my daughter’s school it will be too late, but surely this is something that can be sorted by the intellectuals who call themselves Government.

Tony Johnson

My daughter goes to a very well run and established pre-school in West Bay. I found all the teachers I came into contact with there, of a very good character who I have no problems in being nothing less than satisfied with in them guiding my child through these early years of study. It takes time for a child to bond into a school and especially with a teacher having only known parental guidance up until this point.

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