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  1. Napster

    Tilson, Emberson and Greaves

    http://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/sport/football/school-sport-barking-abbey-crowned-county-champions-1-5019991 Barking Abbey School under 19’s were crowned the Essex County Schools FA Chairman’s Trophy with an impressive 2-0 victory over SEEVIC College. There were experienced faces in...
  2. Tangled up in Blue

    All-party Opposition to Mrs May's Grammar School plans

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39322296 Mrs May's plans to expand grammar schools gets an all-party kicking.Good.
  3. davewebbsbrain

    Danny Cowley

    I have been told that Danny Cowley has handed in his notice at Fitz. Either he is moving schools or there are plans afoot for him to move into full time football management. If this is the case, could he be coming our way? Won't be Col Ewe as they have appointed McGreal.
  4. TrueBlue

    Gender neutral toilets in schools

    Apparently there are now calls for gender neutral toilets in schools because around 1 percent of students are not sure what gender they are. Words fail me Discuss
  5. My old mans a dustman.

    Ok my old man was not a dustman but i bet he wishes he had of been one. He was when i was born a builder who worked his way up to foreman on the firm mainly building schools and houses and later in life he set up on his own til he messed that up and became one of those bods on the door at vat...
  6. TrueBlue

    Primary Education

    Throwing this question out to the SZ family.... My daughter who is now 4/5 months needs a placement at a primary school as you need to look at options early to get a place, we live in Rayleigh (as hockleys favourite son I am only on loan to Rayleigh and some day to return) and we are looking at...
  7. Benfleet A1

    The Guardian Exposed

    The next time a link to The Guardian is rammed down your neck by those that would eat the rich, demand socialism and deny choice, then consider this. A list of Guardian contributors who demand equality for the downtrodden but have, of course, never experienced hardship and never will. I give...
  8. Massimo Giovanni

    Do you support Southend's Grammar Schools?

    http://ow.ly/I9baz Ok, so the 4 elite schools do well BUT they have 85% of pupils from outside of the borough. Are they now "past their time?"
  9. Kidnapped girls forced to convert and sold for $12 each.

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — With a malevolent laugh, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes for their freedom. "If you knew the state your daughters are in today, it might...
  10. Alma Mater, Slebs and you

    Seeing as Mad Cyril obviously attended the New York school of Performing Arts, any famous people went to your schools/Uni? I get racist Joe O'Meara from S Club 7 and Shrimper John Cornwell (school), and actress Catherine Tyldesley (Eva, Corrie) from my Uni. I never met any of them. You?
  11. Tangled up in Blue

    Should private schools be abolished?

    Simple question. What's your opinion? Personally I believe they should-and I went to a local one for a while as a kid. There's an excellent article on the subject by ex-Grammar School boy Alan Bennett in the LRB,which you can link to here:-...
  12. The Club needs YOUR Help

    I have been asked by the club to promote this poster so we get as many in the ground as possible to cheer the boys on to Wemberleyyyyyy. http://www.southendunited.co.uk/documents/thefinalpush52-1543042.pdf If people can print it off and distribute to shops, schools etc the club, and SZ...
  13. Jam_Man

    Family Enclosure Sold out. Or not....

    So we sat in the South Upper yesterday because there Family enclosure was sold out. Not a massive problem and actually enjoyed the experience as only been up there once before but Im pretty sure I can see an empty seat there? Are they dishing out tickets to schools that arent getting used? May...
  14. pickledseal

    How do you fill job vacancies?

    We need a new teacher and as it's only a teacher, my school don't want to spend £800 on an advert in TES (Times Ed Supplement) which used to be the only place to get jobs in the past. Interestingly schools are starting to use recruitment agencies more and more, but social media has really...
  15. pickledseal

    Teaching RE

    I'm ready for the banter, and have no problem with it at all, but think that this article is very interesting regarding the place of RE in our schools: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6417096 It begins: And it goes on... I think a few on here need to really take stock of that...
  16. Tangled up in Blue

    Do Grammar schools aid social mobity?

    Personally, I don't think so and I went to one (albeit only in the 6th form). http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/grammar-schools-social-mobility-deluded-thinking Over to you.
  17. Massimo Giovanni

    UK Birth rate at highest in Europe.

    I am sure the figures for this are correct but how is this happening?(no biological details required folks) I know of few people with 2+ kids, mostly with 1 or none; yet schools are full. Where and to who are these children being birthed? Is anyone on here a 5 times parent?
  18. Jam_Man

    Football clubs for 6 year olds - Southend area

    My lad and his friend are 6 and have shown interest in trying a football club/soccer school. My son has never played any football and will no doubt be rubbish at first, but Id like him to at least have ago. Anyone know of any decent soccer schools that are friendly to 6 year olds just starting...
  19. Jam_Man

    Secondary schools in Southend

    My daughter is at that age we are looking at her next school and have been going to a few open evenings. To be honest Im horrified at the schools in the area and would appreciate other peoples views. She is a bright girl and is going for her 11+ and I think its 50/50 whether she passes it, if...
  20. Education Outcomes - A New Study

    There is a fascinating new report investigating education outcomes as a function of a number of variables. You can find the full report here. I haven't read the full thing but I have looked at the section on per pupil funding. The report finds that there is no correlation between pupil funding...