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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

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