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 Post subject: HABS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: HABS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:09 pm 
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At £15k a year I would expect lunches to be included. Could be an expensive extras bill at the end of the term!


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 Post subject: Re: HABS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Now in my opinion this is a lot of fuss over nothing. Our school and many others we know have had this system for years. Any boy who opts out of this will find themselves in very long queues at lunchtime. DG


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 Post subject: Re: HABS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:30 pm 
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At least one previous thread about this system (elsewhere), I think...

System turns fingerprint into code and stores code, not fingerprint. Child stcks finger onto reader. Code generated; if matches, lunch paid for from account / child allowed to take library book out, or whatever. Code cannot be used to create picture of fingerprint.

DS2's primary introduced system on security gates / doors for (generally technically suspicious and incompetent :lol: ) staff a little while ago. Still cannot convince them to sign up to Parentpay or anything similar, though - no doubt it will be introduced with great fanfare ("look what a good idea we've had!") just as DS2 reaches the end of Yr6!

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 Post subject: Re: HABS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:14 am 
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"At £15k a year I would expect lunches to be included."

If you think that, you have a lot to learn about Habs.

Just like anyone who is surprised by the prolific amount of tutoring that goes on there.


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 Post subject: Re: HABS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:01 pm 
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So what percentage of students have a tutor? DG


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 Post subject: Re: HABS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:33 pm 
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I have replied to this by PM


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 Post subject: Re: HABS
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:07 pm 
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"Just like anyone who is surprised by the prolific amount of tutoring that goes on there."

Its hardly prolific.

Some kids sregularly core 99%-100% in most/all their tests. They are either very very clever or they are being heavily tutored. As for the rest, they are pretty much average relatively speaking of course. So if a prolific amount of tutoring is going on then these 'average' kids aren't getting their money's worth :D

It probably comes down to what you mean by 'prolific .. tutoring'. I often read my son's homework and sugest changes. Come test time I help him revise. If that is what you mean then guilty but judging by the so-so tracking grades of my son's mates, none of his circle are being significantly pushed.


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 Post subject: Re: HABS
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:42 am 
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I completely disagree. I would say that there are many boys in their GCSE year being tutored in 3+ subjects. I know of one class where 12 boys go to one tutor.


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 Post subject: Re: HABS
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:08 pm 
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I have recently received a number of cries for help: all of them are secondary parents wanting me to recommend a Tutor. They want a tutor to get out of a bottom set, to get into a higher set, for GCSEs, for A Levels, across the full range of subjects. Some of these pupils are in State Schools, some in private schools. Some parents are even getting tutors post 11+ and pre Year 7!

Habs Boys is one of these schools.

I guess it depends on what you call 'tutoring'. Remember, a lot of families also tutor their kids as best as they can through secondary school. We certainly do.


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