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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Re: Thoughts on Ernest Bevin

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 Kirstie’s Mom » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:51 pm

Sorry but it isn’t universal worldwide at all .
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Re: Thoughts on Ernest Bevin

Postby windmill26 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:01 pm

Kirstie’s Mom wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Sorry but it isn’t universal worldwide at all .

Living in a bubble much? Off course kids attending other secondary schools are all angels...
Get real! :roll:
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