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Re: Separated and going on holiday?

I think it depends on how you feel about the split and your aspirations for a constructive co-parenting relationship going forward
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:29 am

Re: To Board or Not To Board?

There is a massive difference between boarding at age 13+, or 11+ and boarding from age 7 or 8. I cannot see it as anything other than cruel and neglectful. My husband and his brother boarded from age 13 and had a fantastic experience and were definitely more mature at university than those living ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:55 pm

Re: To Board or Not To Board?

Why anyone would want to send their kids to board is beyond me. What matters most for a child? Family love or academic success?? Don’t kid yourselves that weekend parenting is sufficient. It’s abandonment dressed up as something else. I’ve seen grown men still scarred by the trauma of abandonment a...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:09 am

Re: To Board or Not To Board?

There are always a very vocal but in real a small minority wiling to share their negative experiences of a boarding education. And it’s true that it isn’t for everyone. Nor is it the same today as it was before The majority of boarding parents boarded themselves, and scrimp and save to provide for t...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:07 am

Re: Get your education questions answered

I despair at how some people misinterpret the simplest pieces of information. In the era of fake news, teaching basic statistics and data analysis should be a key part of the curriculum.  The fact that private school students have x% more chances of going to a top university does not mean that YOUR...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:54 am

Re: Private School scholarships

From my own knowledge, scholarships rarely amount to much more than a 10 - 30% discount, so still pretty costly.  A specific scholarship would likely have additional elements, eg a music scholarship usually means that teaching in one instrument is paid for.  Many of the schools in London also offer...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:46 pm

Re: Private School scholarships

Thanks a lot. I'm afraid I'm looking at London day! There are NO soft touches in the London day market. No easier schools. If you are determined to go down that route I’d try to make sure you don’t put too much pressure on him when he sits common entrance or any bespoke admissions test You can do m...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:45 am

Re: "Bollocks to Brexit" Billboard at Clapham Junction station

what value is there preaching to the converted?  
Forum: Local News
Replies: 4
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:10 am

Re: Wandsworth Council breaks Legal Agreement to help developers make even more tax exempt profits

perhaps you ought to disclose your own horse in the race, what are your political affiliations?
Forum: Local News
Replies: 25
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:05 am

Re: Get your education questions answered

Such an interesting thread and in my work as a parenting coach, I do meet parents daily who are very anxious about what the future looks like for their children and of course the stakes are high now in terms of  helping our children get the right/best education for them and supporting them to be su...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:04 am

Re: Private School scholarships

Hi I’m beginning to think about secondary options for my son (still a few years away but good to be prepared!). I am concerned that paying private fees would be a real stretch for us so I’m wondering about scholarships. Are there particular schools where scholarships are easier to achieve? Ie less ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:03 am

Re: Get your education questions answered

a few of you might benefit from reading this:

https://www.isc.co.uk/media/4890/isc_ce ... report.pdf

 
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:43 am

Re: Get your education questions answered

I despair at this topic, as it allows people to falsely believe the very comforting notion that a child, your child, will do better at university if he/she goes to the local comp. this is not only not true, its a deeply disturbing bit of propaganda and spin.  The sort of propaganda and spin that the...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:36 am

Re: What do people think about the Electoral Commission report today about collusion (cheating) of the Leave campaign?

I assume your not a lawyer, because the UK signed agreements which made financial commitments. They are legally binding and the EU can take us to court and will win. Don't take my word for it, look up what the actual legal opinions are. So far none of the benefits of Brexit have come true. The fact...
Replies: 37
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:28 am