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Re: STEINER SCHOOLS - GOOD OR BAD?

The link below investigates what the inventor of anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner said about 'human races' in his writings - so this perhaps is the 'racist' element alluded to above. But is any of this relevant to today's modern Steiner schools? Was it even relevant then, when Steiner (an Austrian) was ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 17
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:17 am

Re: Is there anything like NVN for Blackheath/Greenwich?

This is a similar but different mum's site that covers London. It allows mums to post comments on toddler facilities, services or even add sundry stuff that they want to tell other mums about. So a bit like a restaurant review site but for U7s! Not quite the same as NVN but hope it might help. :P ww...
Replies: 3
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:41 am

Re: Open letter on possible Bolingbroke school

For those who are interested, link below to an article on the wider context as to why the unions are so keen on opposing Free Schools. Their motives are fairly obvious.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/columnists/a ... ine-.thtml
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 87
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:05 pm

Re: Open letter on possible Bolingbroke school

Using banding, you could end up with the scenario where one child got in but his best mate/neighbour next door did not get in. Also the very odd concept of parents tutoring their children to fail the test? Or is that way too cynical?
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 87
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:27 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

Under the headline 'Free school pioneers 'bullied' by left' Jack Grimston wrote in the Sunday Times last week that 'the AAA, a union backed network with close links to the SWP, will also take a leading role'. Would you like to challenge Mr Grimston on that statement? In the light of your 'Class War'...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:12 am

Re: Thoughts on English bacc results?

According to Peter Downes, who Fiona Millar (the anti academy poster girl) says is a much respected head, LAs do not run schools. Here is a quote from him: " LAs today do not control schools. It is the head and governors who make the vast majority of the decisions as to how the school functions." Th...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 8
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:16 pm

Re: Thoughts on English bacc results?

The phone-in caller is being naive - it is not possible for many reasons for all schools to offer all subjects. Money being one reason for example. That is why the EB is helpful by way of additional information to balance the league tables. It is not prescriptive but merely one extra benchmark for p...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 8
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:14 pm

Thoughts on English bacc results?

The so called English bacc results were released today. Michael Gove pushed for these to be included in the annual league tables as a counter point to the vocational subjects many students were steered towards to skew school rankings upwards. Some students may well prefer the vocational route but un...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 8
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:08 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

union person - you seem very keen on facts and logic and claim exclusive rights to both on your side of the debate. No doubt - in addition to Vince Cable - God is also on your side so how can you possibly be wrong? I cant help feeling that this thread is just going round and round with no end in sig...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:28 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

I am very much with yummydaddy on that one - families do move on but very often not through choice. If you ask around, some do move out of choice of course but many would much rather stay where they are - if they felt there was a local decent school on offer to send their kids to.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:46 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

TYT - but have you also been to Highview, one of our local feeder schools? The debate is about 'choice' - you apparently do not understand the concept. Plus you continue to ignore the point about the 8 primary schools that are closer to CG. And to answer your question directly: to play the race card...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:43 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

TYT - the 'elephant in the room' is the huge increase in children coming through the system due to rising birth rates. To ignore that is pure folly. And you willfully ignore my question to you about why the children attending the 8 primary schools that are closer to Chestnut Grove do not all attend ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:42 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

TYT - to say the debate is not civilised when it was you who played the class/race card is insidious to say the least. That aside, the school campaign is about two things I think - 1, its about choice - for example, the choice to send or not to send one's child to Chestnut Grove of indeed wherever. ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:36 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

I am sorry Joan but (whatever your personal circumstances may be) that is just plain hypocricy - you harangue Northcote parents for not attending the so called "local school" and yet you do not apply those same standards to yourself?!? You get to decide not to send your son to ADT or Elliot but we d...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:21 pm