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  1. PitseaBlue

    Academy Schools

    Does anyone on here have some knowledge on Academy school's? I ask because in a certain Academies case I find the whole set-up a bit worrying. In question for me is The Basildon Academies. I have a daughter at the lower site since September 2011 and my dealings with it have led me to go as far...
  2. TrueBlue

    Rochford District.....

    Voted the 8th best place to live in the COUNTRY and the best in Essex.... This was based on crime - life expectancy - housing - schools - transport and other factors as a resident of Hockley and Rochford District I would like to say I love it!!!!! Loyal to the crown! :thumbsup:
  3. ..and they say that Britain has gone PC crazy

    NYC bans "loaded" words like birthday, Christmas and dinosaur from public tests so they don't insult Jehovahs Witnesses, Muslims and Creationists. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/28/new-york-city-schools-ban-loaded-words-from-tests/ Insane.
  4. Faith Schools

    Following on from the other thread, should they be banned? I can imagine you don't need my viewpoint on this, it's a definite yes. I think they create segregation and besides too many people lie about their faith just to get young 'un into a school just because the church are pumping more money...
  5. blues_r_best

    Even Bigger News than the Ipad 3

    SimCity V!
  6. TrueBlue

    Teaching Assistants - no good!

    Apparently Teaching assistants are a waste of time and teaching on the cheap! Teaching assistants 'do not help improve grades', report into Pupil Premium spending finds Teaching assistants have 'no effect' on improving grades, an influential report has suggested. A study into how best to...
  7. Can a footballer learn to control anger?

    Or for that matter can any human being learn to control anger? Well the simple answer is yes we can learn to control anger. But in general anger cannot be managed simply by someone trying harder next time to avoid getting angry (as some seem to think). I have never heard of footballers...
  8. OldBlueLady

    Academies......maybe not the answer to everything for all schools!

    http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/9107857.17_staff_at_academy_to_face_axe_due_to_cuts/ I know there was a discussion on here recently about academies but it's too hot to trawl through loads of threads and posts to try and find it. I also know that the immediate reaction of a lot of you will be...
  9. pickledseal

    Question Anyone else on strike next Thursday in Southend?

    I'll prob join the rally in Southend High Street at 12.30pm: http://www.j30strike.org/location/southend/ ------------ Defending our pensions to protect education For every teacher, lecturer and leader, educating our students is the most important aspect of our working life. And it’s for this...
  10. Cricko

    Australian Prime Minister does it again!!

    The Lady Australian Prime Minister decided to open up a hornets nest.I actually think she makes some fair points. "It took a lot of courage for this woman to speak what she had to say for the world to hear. The retribution could be phenomenal, but at least she was willing to take a stand...
  11. pickledseal

    Conservative BSF Chaos

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12429152 Well done to Waltham Forest, Luton Borough Council, Nottingham City Council, Sandwell, Kent County Council and Newham councils. Every one else will follow I'm sure! Our schools are in desperate need of refurb and rebuild!
  12. Rob Noxious

    Memory Lane 'Whatever Happened To ...?'

    I've been bowled over by the breadth of knowledge and feeling on here about our supporters' experiences from the days of yore. It got me thinking to when I first started watching The Blues as a kid in the late sixties. We all lose touch with people we've liked for various reasons, but reading...
  13. Rob Noxious

    Southend In Song

    My fellow 'Zoners, Please forgive me if this one has done before - but your mission is this, should you choose to accept it. I would like you to think of a song and give it a Southend area twist in the song title. You need to think of places - roads, shops, schools, landmarks. Here's an...
  14. Firestorm

    Kirk Hudson

    Whilst only on trial for us a few years ago, he is a local lad (Friars and Shoebury schools). Signed for Brentford after rejecting a new contract at Aldershot
  15. Lord Football

    Food For Thought.

    I've been a bit quiet on here for a while, frankly the whole political arena is depressing. Even so, I've busy doing what I do. I thought I'd share some thoughts.... The Recession The recession was caused, in essence, by the collapse of the banking industry that took a gung-ho approach to...
  16. Cricko

    An Obituary

    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: - Knowing when...
  17. CC51DAS

    Breaking News BBC to resurrect High Altitude programme next winter

    BBC Two Programme Policy 2009/2010 Television: Select television statement policy BBC One BBC One Scotland BBC One Wales BBC One NI BBC Two BBC Two Scotland BBC Two Wales BBC Two NI BBC Three BBC Four CBeebies CBBC BBC HD Service remit BBC Two's remit is to be a mixed-genre channel...
  18. Ron Manager

    Con/Lib agreement in full - in summary

    1. Deficit Reduction The country is skint, cuts will be made to make life harder for working families but still allow big businesses to dodge as much tax as possible. 2. Spending Review - NHS, Schools and a Fairer Society Cuts 3. Tax Measures Minimal tax cuts for the masses (enough to get...
  19. D.O.L.L.

    U10's Norhalne Cup,Denmark

    The Southend United C of E u10's team left yesterday for Denmark after a delay of 3 hours they finally arrived in Aalborg at 02.30 ,tired i expect.Today is a full day of training and preparation. Shrimperzones Luckyluca is in goal, also playing from the zone is Rossis,so I will be keeping you...
  20. Cricko

    Overpaid, out of touch and irresponsible

    In today's Mail on Sunday by Chris Powell. Overpaid, out of touch and irresponsible: PFA chairman Chris Powell gives his damning verdict on the worst of today's millionaire footballers. After almost a quarter of a century as a professional footballer, Chris Powell will this afternoon say...