On 3 Sep 2011 at 4:45pm Noone wrote:
Has anyone here got any experience with the steiner school in Brighton as I'm so disheartened with the Education system I'm considering it for my child. Thanks
On 3 Sep 2011 at 5:53pm Madame Bovary wrote:
A friend's grandchildren have gone there. They are not taught to read until age 7, but after that they seem to do quite well. The two oldest have now got good degrees at university.
On 3 Sep 2011 at 8:15pm lemonysnickett wrote:
What about the Lewes New School?
On 4 Sep 2011 at 12:40pm bastian wrote:
what about state school
On 4 Sep 2011 at 4:01pm Noone wrote:
Thanks I am looking at new school too, as I said I am disheartened with the eduction system and it only looks to be getting worse, and before you jump up and down about lewes hippies I come from a council estate background I just can't watch my child get squashed any longer.
On 4 Sep 2011 at 5:03pm bastian wrote:
so fight for change for everyone rather than buy your way out.
On 4 Sep 2011 at 6:00pm Pearlie wrote:
This is a true - my friend who currently lives in Brighton went out with someone who went to the Steiner school and he was a bank robber! I guess they do teach you to think in a different way ......
On 4 Sep 2011 at 6:56pm Noone wrote:
Bastian if you can offer any advice as to how I can fight it I will gladly take it. I do care about children however you must understand my own child has to be my priority.
On 5 Sep 2011 at 2:42pm bastian wrote:
I ahve several myself and taught them from an early age to think for themselves.half their education comes from home,it is possible to combine your thinking and a schools.The trouble with schools at the moment is the constant government intavention,but lifting a schoolout into the academy system just excludes children from poor backgrounds,if enough parents insisted that the government back off it could start a real campaign,how many parents really want to ship kids miles to a good school,when it was catchment only all was fine and teachers could teach the subjects that kids needed but then the ball started rolling and we have to braek out...everyone,not just the haves.
On 6 Sep 2011 at 7:45am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Totally agree with the bit about half their education coming from home, Bastian. Parents seem to forget they have a huge role to play in this.
OH has 2 nieces that went to a Steiner school. They are spoilt, attention seeking mares.
On 6 Sep 2011 at 10:15am Madame Bovary wrote:
(I did ask this question yesterday, but it failed to get posted)
Noone, you don't really explain what your child's problem is. Is he/she bullied, ignored in class, in need of more one to one attention? Can a solution be found within the state school system, in the same school or another one? I am sure we would all like to comment in a helpful way.
On 6 Sep 2011 at 10:40am Deelite wrote:
I'll bet you that her problem is seeing her child's potential squashed. Unfortunately this is all to common within state education. The realisation of a child's potential is more likely to be achieved in schools with smaller class sizes and a more direct, immediate and simpler relationship between teacher and pupil. One of the main thrusts of education at Lewes New School is to realise a child's potential. I'd look there.
On 6 Sep 2011 at 12:04pm Brrrp wrote:
I'm not sure I agree with all of this 'blame the schools' stuff. I went to a rubbish school but was motivated and tutored by my folks at home as well (as all good parents should be doing). I came out with 9 As, a B, and a C - so it just goes to show that potential can be realised if the parents are willing to put in the hard yards and not just rely on the school system to give their kids everything they need to learn.
Not having a go at anyone, just saying that kids are more likely to respond to their parents' encouragement than the encouragement of some stranger at a school... that's what I always felt anyway.
On 6 Sep 2011 at 2:09pm bastian wrote:
I tell you what turned me round was being told by my mum that" I could always get a job in a shop",now i'm not dissing shop work and i've had plenty of crap jobs but it made me so mad I went to college and made something of myself,maybe that's what she intended me to do.
On 6 Sep 2011 at 9:59pm Noone wrote:
My child us doing fine at school, has friends. The problem is I see their personality being chipped away from being in a class where the teacher is struggling. As I said I have spoken to the school. The tipping point came with his school report where it was as if it was about another child who when at school is very shy but when at home totally different, with a lot of comments that were word for word from other reports from kids in the same class. They are not being developed as individuals just part of a system. It makes me sad and if I can change it I will.
On 6 Sep 2011 at 10:05pm Noone wrote:
Also I would try another primary in lewes but the class needed are all full with waiting lists.