Thoughts on Ernest Bevin

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wandsworthmummy12
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Thoughts on Ernest Bevin

Postby wandsworthmummy12 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:25 am

Our son has been offered a place at Ernest Bevin. We are on the waiting list for Bolingbroke. We didn’t have Ernest Bevin down as an option. We have visited and spoken to the SENCO who was very nice. We have no friends with children at EB. I wondered whether anyone on here is familiar with the school, have sent your children to EB, how did they get on? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Kirstie’s Mom » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:41 am

I used to live on one of the roads where the students walked to get to EN. I hope your son is acquainted with the F word because that’s the only word I heard these kids use .
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Postby Gemma5 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:52 am

Hi

I have 2 sons at Ernest Bevin, one in the sixth form and a year 8, I will also have a son going in September (Who has Autism so have spoke to the Senco and gained experience about the extra help my son will require and I’m satisfied they will care for all his needs whilst there)

Having been a parent in the school for a while I feel I have a good all round experience of the school and I have always been happy

My sons have been very happy there which Is why I didn’t hesitate sending my 3rd son, I feel it’s a caring school with lots of pastoral care, as well as them really getting the best out of your child academically

I love that they have such a wide range of sports, plus cookery, drama on top of your key subjects
The extra curricular activities (pre Covid) are brilliant with before, lunch time and after school

My sons have never had any issues with bullying / gangs / Drugs / Violence and my sons have always felt safe there, they have said to me they feel they can approach a lot of teachers if they have anything they want to discuss, my children have fallen out with other boys, that’s nothing I would think out of the norm of any other secondary school and the teachers may have discussed things with the pupils and it’s got resolved but i think it would be hard for a large amount of pupils to be in a school without the odd disagreement

They have always been very responsive to me when I’ve had anything to discuss with the staff

Any time I’ve been in the school I find the receptionist very warm and welcoming and you see how the boys respond to the front school staff

Whilst in the lockdown schooling, the school kept in touch, checked on the welfare of the children and also asked about the family in general rather than just the pupils at the school
The teachers provided really good live lessons and was very responsive with feedback to how the boys was getting on
They tried to also do a bit of extra curricular live lessons

They have an active parents group that helped to fundraise to provide laptops for the pupils if needed and also put together an virtual quiz night for staff, pupils and families

I was hesitant when I took the place for the oldest 6 years ago but any worries I had was unfounded and as a family we are happy with our choice
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Postby windmill26 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:56 pm

Kirstie’s Mom wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:41 am
I used to live on one of the roads where the students walked to get to EN. I hope your son is acquainted with the F word because that’s the only word I heard these kids use .

You will find that this is pretty universal at every secondary school worldwide! 
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Re: Thoughts on Ernest Bevin

Postby meriem » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:52 am

Hi, I would also echo Gemma’s response.

My son is now 20, left Belleville for EB and had a lovely experience, he benefitted more from the Sports facilities offered on site before/after school and during lunchtime clubs. Which is why I chose the school, as my son is more creative than academic and needed sports to focus his energy. He went on to study Music at UAL and pursues his career in music independently, overall a happy and content young man.

His Judo Sensai at the time competed in the London Olympics, which took place at the time he attended and the school’s facilities were used when the Olympic teams needed to train.

Many young people from the area also follow the same route. The school supports kids competitive development in Table Tennis, Rugby and Football careers with many of my son’s peers and local youths moving on to play professionally through the school.

Overall I found the school to have a positive influence and a zero tolerance to misconduct. I had a strong communication with the school to resolve any issues or raise any concerns, very similar to the primary school experience.

The only advice I can give you is to assess if your Son is suited to be in an only boys environment as it is very very different to a mixed environment. My son thrived and now has a strong network of red tie Alumni’s, I can tell you that it builds long lasting connections as all of the boys are very kind and generous with each other, It’s a reputation that school has had from as far as when our current Mayor attended.
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