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Comprehensive Future Jun 12
Sad to hear a secondary modern pupil compare her school unfavourably with the grammar school. One school is all about ambition, the other school can't even find teachers for willing pupils. ALL schools should be of equal educational status.
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Dr Gaz May 29
I failed the 12+. Got terrible GCSEs as a result. Ended up getting a 1st class degree, did MSc at Cambridge, got a PhD in physics. I’m against grammars because by definition, they condemn many academically able children to lower expectations and lower standards.
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David Carter May 29
There is a fundamental misunderstanding that in a selective school community the other schools are comprehensives.
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Ben King Sep 8
So you told that there was ‘all kinds of research’ to support . I think I can speak for an entire profession when I politely ask you to reference or link us to one single piece of this evidence of which you speak?
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Em 👽 Jun 2
I failed my 11+ and went to a comprehensive school whereas my older brother passed and went to a grammar, yet I surpassed him in both GCSE and A Level grades. If anything going to a non-grammar school made me work even harder to prove a point 🖕
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Jerry Hicks May 14
treats people with utter contempt, she spews "There's no magic money tree" then lavishes an extra £50m each year, every year on already privileged 75& of which are in Tory seats -
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Sallie Stanton May 29
I'm finding this programme on really troubling so far. I am relieved, as a parent, not to live in an area with grammar schools, and as a teacher, not to work in an area with grammar schools.
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Ben Cunliffe May 29
Never understood the anti grammar school argument when nearly all secondary schools set with many primary schools doing the same. Education is all about allowing the individual to achieve their absolute maximum isn’t it? I say this as a teacher myself.
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Danny Burgess Jun 5
Still in shock at the grammar head complaining about the level of funding compared to a comprehensive. You select the "cream of the crop" through a rigorous 11 plus exam. You don't need the extra funding!
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Emma Mathews May 29
Head teacher on BBC show says children from poorer backgrounds don't have support from their parents who are considered unambitious. This is both disgusting and insulting stereotyping.
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Jimmy Pickering May 29
Anyone who can watch this documentary on the BBC and still think they are good for social mobility is basing their argument on purely anecdotal evidence. Just 3% on FSM in grammars across the UK says it all.
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Rachel G May 29
I have no more words for this grammar head
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Sammylou Jun 11
In a world where mental health should be at the top of our agenda for our future children - let children be children! Too much pressure on outcome. There are other routes to success to suit everyone! :whowillgetin- the resilience of these kids!
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Mrs Preston Jun 5
Also the acceptance of this grammar head that the majority of the girls experience mental health issues blows my mind
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Alexandra Veitch May 10
The reason why I lack so much self belief and haven't made the most out of my time at university because of this fear of failure is because I failed this stupid exam 10 years ago at a formative age - the consequent success has never negated this reality for me!
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Matthew McGee #FBPE Jun 12
Did that smug grammar school headteacher just suggest that pupils who don't attend are not able and hard working? What a load of piffle.
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Rachel G May 29
There were some superb teachers in that programme. Doing their very best they could to mitigate the impact of a terrible system. The grammar head was not among them.
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Eastreadingcommunity Sep 18
Maidenhead children still take the 11+ as they are in both and in reading and other in slough!
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Peter Smith May 30
The worst part of any debate about and the 11 plus is that it's acceptable for some kids to have a poor education. It isn't.
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KEN Jun 12
Kent's 11-plus test is created by who helpfully sell practice papers on their website... The first part of the Kent Test is whether you're a motivated and wealthy parent to navigate all of this! 😲
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