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 Post subject: Jim Knight meeting
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:47 am 
Are there any Watford parents out there that attended the meeting with Jim Knight yesterday? Please could you give feedback. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:06 am 
Is this about the sibling policy of partially selective schools?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:36 am 
Yes, there was a meeting organised by Claire Ward MP for Watford to give some of the parents, who had written to her about abolishing the Sibling rule, an opportunity to meet with the MP who is Minister of State for Schools.

Will try and get some feedback, couldn't go myself unfortunately.

HP


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:03 am 
I have just been given some information about a Radio 4 programme yesterday with Jim Knight and David Chaytor. Also some answers given by Lord Adonis in the House of Lords. Both look very negative.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:04 am 
You can listen to the report on yesterday's Today programme:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/liste ... 1206.shtml


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:23 am 
Thanks for that, but I have just tried the link, there seems to be an error on it. Do you have the same problem?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:01 pm 
Anonymous wrote:
Thanks for that, but I have just tried the link, there seems to be an error on it. Do you have the same problem?


Works okay for me in firefox and internet explorer.

The gist of the report is that the new code will remove the sibling criterion, but that it is being opposed by parents, schools and MPs. It mentions that there is a possibility that those with siblings at a partially selective school now will be exempt. Not sure whether this would apply to people like me who are applying for 2007 entry.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:11 pm 
http://www.webchat.pm.gov.uk/index.asp?webchatID=28

There is a webchat with Lord Adonis at 5pm tonight.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:25 pm 
Thank you, I have been so hopeful that my older child's secondary school will be able to challenge this. I am now very concerned about where my younger child will attend school.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:31 pm 
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Hi all

This link reports on yesterdays meeting.

http://www.claire-ward.org.uk/siblingsmeeting.html

HP


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