Search found 56 matches


Re: Unauthorised Absence from School

Private schools are not bound by the same inspection standards as State schools so you can’t read across. Headteachers in state schools are not allowed to authorise in- term leave for non-educational purposes like holidays. However, in practice, low-attendance procedures usually only kick in when a ...
Replies: 11
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:30 am

Re: Primary Schools Clapham/Wandsworth

Maybe have a look at Rutherford House - it has scooped up a lot of the kids who couldn’t get into Honeywell and Belleville (lived too far away) and also remember Wix is now part of Belleville and is solid in the early years and the rest will be just as good as Belleville by the time your child is in...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 19
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:13 am

Re: Martial Arts class for 5yr old

Definitely Jon - he taught my boy 8 years ago and goes from strength to strength. I serious professional approach but kids respect that - if they don’t make the grade they don’t pass the tests but they always get support to try again. And they learn when it is right to use martial arts - what are th...
Replies: 5
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:42 am

Re: Advice on pupil behaviour needed

Deliberately taking a photograph of a specific person without their permission is against the law. The police and security services have to get authorisation to do that. CCTV is targeted against locations (which do not have human rights) not individuals identified in advance. In the end it boils dow...
Replies: 22
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:52 am

Re: Only afford to send one to private school

I was the only one out of four children to go to private school and there was no way my parents could have afforded to send both of us. It was never a problem in any way. I believe you do the best you can for each of your children according to their individual needs and your resources at the time - ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 28
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:27 am

Re: Son with cerebral palsy

I am also in the area and have a daughter aged 2 and eight months with left side affected. Would love to meet after Easter. Will see if I can work out how to PM you!!
Forum: Meet A Mum
Replies: 2
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:57 am

Re: Swimming lessons for a 1 year old

Drive a little further to Colliers Wood and go to Dolphins swim school - https://www.dolphinswimschools.co.uk/ - they specialise in teaching parents and babies in a purpose-built pool which is at a temperature that ensures the little ones don’t get cold - public swimming pools are too cold for babies.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 4
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:13 am

Re: Bolingbroke Academy

This is a serious issue - a child who is suffering at school and feeling that he/she is being treated unfairly cannot and will not learn effectively and reach their potential. It is not to be dismissed or trivialised - if the approach works for other children - good for them, it doesn’t mean that it...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 39
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:46 am

Re: Ravenstone vs Rutherford House primaries

Rutherford is getting increasingly crowded - what was a great space a few years back is now struggling as more kids join each year and the current pupils grow bigger and take up more space! Some disappointingly unimaginative and slow responses to children with additional needs detected after joining...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:36 am

Re: Help/advice needed with CFS or Fatigue pb

Remove caffeine and refined sugar from your diet - use water-processed decaf and natural sugar alternatives (I’m not a fan of deprivation and denial!) - take a Vitamin B complex. And at the same time pursue a second opinion with a different GP - you are entitled to a second opinion. Fingers crossed...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:27 am

Re: Abbeville Road Baby and Children's clothes shop

There is probably a gap in the market for modern, fun and good value clothing along the lines offered in Zara kids etc. The local market is flooded in terms of organic/ethically sourced/ expensive options. Re Toys/gifts - there are lots of local options already - and it is hard to compete with onlin...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:21 am

Re: Glue Ear?

I had exactly this situation with my son at age 3-4 - he is now 16! Be careful going quickly for grommets - I knew a number of friends whose children with grommets had repeated ear infections and lots of time off school (grommets hold the ear canal open meaning that as well as sound being able to pe...
Topic: Glue Ear?
Replies: 4
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:56 am

Re: These are Wandsworth's best primary schools for Key Stage 2 results in 2017

Well said Pud1 Lists like this of numbers of children achieving a certain level tell us more about the intake of a school than they do about quality of teaching and learning. Many excellent Wandsworth schools will never make it anywhere near this list because their pupils arrive with little or no En...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 4
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:30 am