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 Post subject: help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:38 am 
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hi all
just wondered from previous experciences if parents should book an appointment with the headmaster after ds's interview
i sure it would not influence the decision about an offer being made or not ??? would it
and also don't want to appear to self sure that we might even be lucky enough to get an offer
help please !! you can see im getting worked up and worried here and want to do the right thing
just wondered what other parents did and did their son get a place
thanks sooooo much everyone
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 Post subject: Re: help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:07 am 
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depends on the head really ... some could find it irritating! some might like the attention....

I wouldn't do it, I would just let them get on with the process of selection.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:15 am 
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I'm with Herman, I wouldn't do it either. Makes you look a bit 'over-keen'!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:57 am 
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zorro wrote:
I'm with Herman, I wouldn't do it either.

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 Post subject: Re: help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:41 am 
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If one had younger children who you might be considering a place there for in the future,how about booking a slot with the head if the oldest does not get in - maybe for a bit of informal feedback as to what the school is looking for. It might help you in future applications, and it might help if some places do come up off waiting lists later in the year for the oldest?

Or would this look too pushy too and spoil chances for younger ones?


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 Post subject: Re: help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:49 am 
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mystery wrote:
If one had younger children who you might be considering a place there for in the future,how about booking a slot with the head if the oldest does not get in - maybe for a bit of informal feedback as to what the school is looking for. It might help you in future applications, and it might help if some places do come up off waiting lists later in the year for the oldest?

Or would this look too pushy too and spoil chances for younger ones?



Think this is very reasonable - much more sensible to get feedback before trying again with a younger sibling.


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 Post subject: Re: help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:55 am 
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hi
just the one boy !!
and a younger sister
interview today so stressing badly now !!
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 Post subject: Re: help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:59 am 
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Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:03 am 
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I would only book an appointment to see the Head if there was something specific/crucial that you wanted to discuss. We met the Head at Habs. I think MTs should see the parents too as it gives us a chance to talk about our worries and act as advocates for our children's abilities and qualities.

Lots of luck today emmalulu, I know this means a lot to you ***


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 Post subject: Re: help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:20 am 
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All the best emmalulu xx


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