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 Post subject: I'm shocked!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:34 pm 
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Well, actually I'm far too cynical to be shocked when one of my year 5 students tells me that she wants to do more maths and doesn't want to do any 11 plus practise tonight.

Why? Because they've been using numeracy hour this week to go through practise papers.

Not completely sure how this fits in with the New Literacy Strategy!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:57 pm 
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Perhaps you could suggest that the parents ask the school that! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: I'm shocked!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:44 pm 
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ian35mm wrote:
Why? Because they've been using numeracy hour this week to go through practise papers.

11+ practice papers? So would that be extra school-sponsored tuition that are forbidden from doing ? 8)

Or have I misunderstood?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:46 pm 
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No, I don't think you have misunderstood at all.

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Interesting. I'm sure the authority would be very keen to know which school is apparently breaking the rules....


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:47 am 
You can't have it both ways. Moan if the state school does no 11+ preparation, moan when they do! :roll:


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Yes but Tipsy the LA has a policy that schools do not do any additional practice beyond the familiarisation pack. HTs have to sign a piece of paper to say they have followed the guidelines.


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Just a thought.

Perhaps the pupil was confused. If the school use CAT tests, they are taken through a Verbal Reasoning familarisation process, is it this paper the child has been practising?

These papers are also produced by NFER/GL Assessment.

If not then the school should be reported.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:00 pm 
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T.i.p.s.y wrote:
You can't have it both ways. Moan if the state school does no 11+ preparation, moan when they do! :roll:

Believe me: if it was up to me, they'd be allowed to do far more preparation. But the rules say they can't and most of our schools therefore follow that advice.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:03 pm 
Point taken! :lol:


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