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 Post subject: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:50 pm 
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Hello, can someone explain what the purpose or ethos of this website is please?

I am a bit confused but I thought that by its name itself it was meant to assist those parents/ students trying to get into a selective school. If one didn't bieve in this principle of section for senior school then maybe this site was not for them..

Have I got the wrong end of the stick?


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 Post subject: Re: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:19 pm 
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There is an item somewhere about how this forum came to be... (though cant seem to find it now) and yes it was formed by a man who decided to try to make something to help others facing the problems he had, but I personally like to think it is now far more than that, and is about the education and welfare of all children..


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 Post subject: Re: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Can I ask what has prompted this question?


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 Post subject: Re: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:36 pm 
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I like the range of views. Also some of us are stuck with a system we don't necessarily believe in.


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 Post subject: Re: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:00 am 
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stroudydad wrote:
There is an item somewhere about how this forum came to be... (though cant seem to find it now) and yes it was formed by a man who decided to try to make something to help others facing the problems he had, but I personally like to think it is now far more than that, and is about the education and welfare of all children..

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/about-us

- but wider issues are covered too, and a range of views is welcome! :)

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 Post subject: Re: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:07 am 
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stroudydad wrote:
....but I personally like to think it is now far more than that, and is about the education and welfare of all children..



Completely agree SD, it's nice to be able to discuss education without being looked at as if you are a competitive parent with two heads. :lol: Plus Rehab keeps me sane :shock: and where else would I be able to get an instant response to my dental problems than an education forum :?: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:43 am 
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Fatnorville wrote:
Can I ask what has prompted this question?
Me perhaps? :D
You may get your wish sbarnes. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:45 am 
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I also find the forum both illuminating and entertaining for matters post-eleven plus. And I am often surprised by the entrenched views on both sides of the various debates that appear, but it's so valuable to have somewhere to express ourselves freely, whatever our views (as long as we are respectful of others) and to ask questions that it might not be possible to get an answer to elsewhere.


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 Post subject: Re: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:52 am 
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Amber wrote:
Fatnorville wrote:
Can I ask what has prompted this question?
Me perhaps? :D
You may get your wish sbarnes. :wink:



No...still no idea what this is all about...

In answer to the original question.

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Hello, can someone explain what the purpose or ethos of this website is please?


It's not this this whatever is going on here.


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 Post subject: Re: 11+ Forum
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:53 am 
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RedVelvet wrote:
I like the range of views. Also some of us are stuck with a system we don't necessarily believe in.


Exactly...I do not believe in selection and have not done since childhood, (when, I hasten to add, entering grammar seemed a lot less bother) but have no choice other than uprooting the family, so I use the support of this site to help us muddle through.

I enjoy a good debate, and a bit of freedom to express my opinion with a wider audience than other parents in the same education area, oh and yes sharing recipes, sympathy, and general parenting woes or cheer is rather nice too. I also like to think my vocabulary and maths ability have both improved a little since reading Guest55 and Amber's posts, which have humiliated me into thinking a little harder before I write drivel or give up on a maths problem. :oops:


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