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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:03 am 
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Hello,
I've just discovered this forum, better late than never!
My son was successful in the Ilford exam, but I don't have a good feel of what the school is really like having not been able to attend an open day there this year.
Can anyone tell me about the extra and co-curricular provision? Are the students well rounded individuals?
Has anyone commuted from North Chingford, or would like to car share on this route?
Warm wishes,
Adele


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:24 am 
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Welcome to the forum. I hope someone will be along to help you soon, in the menatime, please find below the standard advice we post when people enquire about car shares:
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Checklist when considering a car share:

• How much do you really know about the other parent from a child safeguarding point of view? (Remember, anyone working with children, e.g. bus drivers for the school service, must have a current DBS form.)

• How much do you really know about their driving skills? Have you seen their insurance and car roadworthy details? (Remember that public transport and dedicated school services are required to have these, to a high level.)

• How would you cope if your child fell out with the other children in the car pool, or wanted to do different after school activities, or didn't want to stay after school when the other children were staying late?

• How would you cope if one of the other car pool parents had their car break down, or off the road for some other reason, at short notice?

• What if it's your turn to drive, and you or your child is sick?

• What if the other family turns out to be unreliable, or the driver/their child is regularly late, or ill?

• What if the other child moves to a different school?

• What if one child needs to stay after school for an activity or event?

• What if the driver smokes when driving?

• What if the driver's conversation turns out to be objectionable or age inappropriate?



(With acknowledgements and thanks to one of our members who suggested that this guidance might prove helpful.)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:02 pm 
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DanCon wrote:
Hello,
I've just discovered this forum, better late than never!
My son was successful in the Ilford exam, but I don't have a good feel of what the school is really like having not been able to attend an open day there this year.
Can anyone tell me about the extra and co-curricular provision? Are the students well rounded individuals?
Has anyone commuted from North Chingford, or would like to car share on this route?
Warm wishes,
Adele



We also cleared the Ilford County but its not our first preference. The school seems to be low on budget and the teachers are not much happy.
https://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/e ... ol-3223308


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:12 pm 
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That report was from July 2019, so over 2 years ago.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:59 pm 
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I have a very good friend that has a son in year 8.

His son seems very happy when I spoke to him recently.

Sadly all the parents who have children there wont be reading and responding to threads here in my view.


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