Search found 88 matches


School Inspection Results

According to a new study , Ofsted gradings are unreliable.  This is something which many teachers already know but, seemingly, many parents choose schools on the basis of the Ofsted report. Case 1: the head of a school I worked in clashed with the lead inspector - the result was an "inadequate" rati...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:05 am

Re: Knife arches will be in place at schools over next two weeks after spate of violent crime

1.  Putting the police back on the beat might help.  I haven't seen a police officer walking around for months. 2.  It used to be the case that there were police officers assigned to large schools which enabled pupils to have an informal relationship with the police. 3.  Putting knife arches in scho...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 6
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:38 pm

Re: Mathnasium Maths Learning Centre Open on Northcote Road

Maths Mag004.jpg Interesting.  Years ago, under the Inner London Education Authority, Maths teachers across London devised an individualised Maths scheme, with each child being assessed and given appropriate work.  It was described as loonie left and dumped, along with ILEA.  Perhaps only those on ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:55 am

Re: Plans for Wandsworth:Winstanley and York Road estates earmarked for £1.4bn regeneration scheme

Using the "riots" as an excuse is pathetic.  More likely a need to be seen to be doing something with all the money the Council has been sitting on in its housing account from the sales and doing nothing but gaining interest.  Clapham Junction is likely to be a focus for some types of criminals simp...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:08 am

Re: Fresh strikes for SWR in long-running dispute over guards on trains

I fully support the strikes to keep guards on the trains.  I have often boarded a train at night at Wandsworth Town.  There is no one on the station and the driver is not able to see if anything goes wrong either on the platform or while getting on the train.  Many platforms are curved so that, even...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:50 am

Re: Woman attacked on Harbut road SW18

We no longer see police on the beat.  Are there any community support officers any longer?  On my side of the railway, very near Harbut Road, we haven't seen anyone for months.  The last time was when some police jumped out of a car to chase someone.  Is the reported rise in crime in this area a res...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:11 am

Re: Battersea Power Station set to start energy production after 37 dormant years

But how sad that if you live in most of Battersea you cannot see them and need to cross the river.
 
Forum: Local News
Replies: 1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:12 am

Re: Real Christmas trees at Lidl

I'm not sure what "sustainable" means when referring to Christmas trees but, when I was in Homebase last week, I was very concerned about how cheap their trees are.  Just think of all the good agricultural  land which is used to grow the trees which are used for a couple of weeks and then go to the ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 3
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:11 am

Re: Cyclist single mum recalls terrifying moment she thought she was going to die during crash with Tesco lorry in Claph

Bathtub: it is your sort of attitude which causes problems.  You have no right of priority on roads or pavements and yet this is so often the attitude displayed.  If cyclists are undertaking, rather than overtaking, then they have a responsibility to ensure that it is safe to do.  I'm afraid that to...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 22
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:03 pm

Re: Bullying at local school

Balance: if you are quoting from "Sexual harassment and sexual violence in school", please make it clear that your figures to a You Gov poll of 16-18 year olds.  https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmwomeq/91/9104.htm This is not to condone sexual assaults of any form but also no...
Replies: 10
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:13 pm

Re: So we're loosing Wandsworth's Homebase AND B&Q

There is also another consideration, other than losing our local diy stores.  York Road is already fairly polluted and with buildings going up next to it when the Winstanley Estate is redeveloped and building at height next to the roundabout, there will be fewer places for the pollution to disperse....
Replies: 8
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:03 am

Re: Cat Covered in Oil !

Kareng4: I don't think it was intended as a present. The cat didn't bring it to me - it was the noise the toad made which alerted me!
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:54 am

Re: Manspreading and Nappy valley houses' hedges

Any progress, Sloaney Pony? Good luck.
Replies: 15
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:37 am

Re: Cat Covered in Oil !

My cat came in soaking wet and someone had stuck a toad in its mouth. (Fortunately the toad was still alive and was put back in the pond - twice). Perhaps the cat has visited a garage.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:35 am