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Re: Is a new iphone too much for a 10 year old for Xmas?

Schools at Christmas need consideration, particularly in primary.  Definitely you should not get this.  What is more, you need to work out why your son want one.  Is he being bullied at school or does he want to show off at school?  It is possible that there is someone at school who has been boastin...
Replies: 20
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:55 am

Re: Examples of crimes in our local shopping areas

I am not sure whether it is the result of cuts in police numbers or the priorities of the police, but I see no police in my area.  Years ago we regularly saw our community support officer walking around.  The last time I saw any police, other than those screaming around in cars, was a couple standin...
Replies: 7
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:39 am

Re: General Election - what do we think for Battersea?

Ratski: so your extremely intelligent contribution to the discussion is personal, inaccurate abuse! - were you trained by Jane Ellison, our previous MP, who was very eager to accuse people of things without any evidence to support it.  Which of Marsha's policies do you disagree with?
Forum: Local News
Replies: 41
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:05 pm

Re: Toast rack neighbours scrap over 12-inch land grab

It may be first world problems but the difference for the neighbours is whether you can take things from the back of your house to the road or not and intrusion of rights.  Many years ago I went through a similar thing when my neighbours wanted to fence off their land, preventing my access to the ro...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:54 am

Re: Far fewer pupils are being excluded from schools in Wandsworth and here's why

2009Kat: you are absolutely right.  The way that schools are being judged by raw exam results, rather than the value added (ie progress made) is creating a very unhealthy climate in which children (and they are children) are being denied an education because their results will make the school look a...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:54 pm

Re: Far fewer pupils are being excluded from schools in Wandsworth and here's why

What is more worrying is, not the number of children who are being excluded from schools, but the number who have been "off rolled".  There are around 20,000 children of school age nationally who are not recorded as being registered at any legal educational establishment, nor home tutored, and for w...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:32 am

Re: Puppy training and puppy/dog sitters in the Southfields area

I support the recommendation of Winky Spiers.  I don't have a dog but she has regularly brought her class through my area and have seen her over the years at work on Wandsworth Common and know how good she is.
Replies: 6
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:52 am

Re: Fox and Friends

If they are really a nuisance, contact pest control for advice.  If they are not a nuisance, why not leave them alone?  Foxes have been persecuted in the countryside and found that they were safer in towns - plus there is so much food waste.  I live next to a railway line which has foxes but, on the...
Replies: 4
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:10 am

Re: Did you forget to take your cash from the ATM at Sainsbury's Nightingale Lane?

If he still has the registration number, then he could pass that on to the police.  The police could check the owner and send the community support officer round (if we still have any).
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Tue May 28, 2019 9:12 am

Re: Husband's financial deceit means son now can't go to private school

No one seems to be talking much about your husband.  I understand that you may be annoyed by him but a) you need to talk to him about it; b) he needs to be involved in the decision about your son and c) perhaps he needs to be the one who talks to your son when the decision is made. There seems to be...
Replies: 16
Tue May 28, 2019 9:06 am

Re: Young teen struggling with school entrance process

I'm sorry but......  You say that you are being as supportive as possible but pursuing a selective course.  By putting him into one entry test after another you are putting the pressure on him.  Of course, I would say that, wouldn't I, because I taught in the state system and have seen how it can su...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Mon May 20, 2019 9:40 am

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