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  1. My 5 children are now fighting about which one of them we have to kick out of the house 🤣😂🤣
  2. Yes - all of this. Separating high-level attainment from a vocational career in teenage years is def valuable.
  3. Just reading this article in the Guardian .... https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/sep/07/side-hustle-essential-how-covid-brought-dancers-to-their-knees Makes me wonder .... lots in there that resonates.
  4. Thanks for the link. Shared
  5. If your daughter looks on it as, "Which auditions do I want to experience?" rather than, "Which vocational school do I have a chance of getting into?", then you'll be on the right track ......
  6. I think I was responding mostly to Tulip's comment - "I just feel that there is no point in trying to tell people, because it’s so difficult not to tell the truth without breaking the rules" - and feeling frustrated at how individuals are able to abuse the power of legal threats to gag their victims ... and wondering whether fear of that threat leads to an over-interpretation of the forum rules perhaps (although I do understand the point about individual circumstances being identifiable even when the poster isn't using their real name). My post came from exasperation at the imbalance of power
  7. I don't understand why it isn't possible for somebody to write: "In an un-named school, this happend to my child: xyz" If these anonymised stories were available, then perhaps others wouldn't feel so alone, and others again would know what to watch out for. It isn't a question of naming and shaming - it's about doing the best that is possible with the resources that are available.
  8. .... which comes full circle back round to the question, how can people dare to raise their head above the parapet when they are threatened with legal action and effectively silenced?
  9. Again, I agree, Kate; this is obviously easier when all the information - including previous pupils’ or parents’ experiences - is freely available though, and for various reasons, that’s not always the case. Exactly this - if information is censored, how is it possible to know??
  10. No, you're not the only one 🙂
  11. I struggled with this too until I realised that the admin don't have any choice - they have to shut down/remove these posts because they would lose their livelihoods if they didn't. This just isn't the right forum .... that's all.
  12. As far as I'm aware, all RBS MA boys travel to London, and there aren't any mixed MA classes at any centre ....
  13. This article is relevant here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jun/15/2m-children-in-uk-have-done-almost-no-school-work-in-lockdown
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