sally

active 4 days, 6 hours ago
active 4 days, 6 hours ago
  • You could go to your local pharmacy for advise. The Scottish pharmacies deal with minor injuries and common issues.

  • sally replied to the topic What are schools for? in the forum General Chat 5 days, 2 hours ago

    Maths is my weakest point too although there’s no actual reason for it, unlike in your case. Of all my exam results it was the worst and my school tried to make me sit my exam early because they mistakenly thought I was good at maths!!! No idea how they came to that conclusion and I refused to do it.

    STEM subjects are very heavily promoted at…[Read more]

  • sally replied to the topic What are schools for? in the forum General Chat 5 days, 2 hours ago

    I agree completely with your first paragraph. Parents have this responsibility first and foremost but it seems that many either can’t or won’t accept their duty to their children in this regard and either expect teachers to do it for them or don’t actually care either way.

    I have to admit that I haven’t a clue what the current syllabus looks like…[Read more]

  • sally replied to the topic What are schools for? in the forum General Chat 5 days, 2 hours ago

    That’s the most interesting response so far Do you want her to pass exams and understand maths, language etc or just learn how to be co-operative and popular?

  • Grammar schools and Faith schools

    Following on from the current debate on school funding allocation I began to wonder what purpose schools do or should serve?

    To take but one example – people of faith evidently believe that schools should provide pupils with a strong religious foundation to their lives and…[Read more]

  • I would happily pay more for tall sized clothes if it guaranteed I could actually get stuff long enough! Apparently as a woman you can’t be a 6 ft size 10 according to most outdoor clothing designers and manufacturers.

  • I went to a grammar school. We were joined in sixth form by one girl who developed late and got at least five CSE grade 1s that allowed her to transfer. I don’t agree with a schooling system that makes it so difficult to move between streams. Or that streams on the basis of being the same level across the range of subjects. Or that allows middle…[Read more]

  • I’m not happy with the announcement of more money for Grammar schools and Faith schools.

    Grammar schools fail to recognise late developers and kids who excel in some subjects but not all. They price people out of housing in their catchment areas. They are divisive.

    Faith schools – individual religions should have no place in modern…[Read more]