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On 18 Nov 2015 at 7:41pm new parent wrote:
I'm getting so fed up with pointless behaviour logs and poor homework instructions. Does it get better???
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On 18 Nov 2015 at 8:54pm Bad teacher wrote:
Should have gone to Chailey.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 10:41am Another new parent wrote:
Or Ringmer, we have been impressed
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 12:48pm Cuban Raft Rider wrote:
Can you give examples ?
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 2:17pm new parent wrote:
So far my child had had behaviour logs for getting lost not getting there planner signed even though that was my fault and I explained this. The homework instructions on line do not always make sense or require software I don't have to open it. It seems each teacher has different view on what acceptable and what isn't. Generally had enough.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 2:36pm teacher wrote:
get the software you need. child got "lost"...yeah right!
sign things when you should...
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 2:40pm Teacher's Asst. wrote:
For whose benefit do you think we run a school?
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 2:50pm new parent wrote:
My child got lost after starting a new in a new area, that's bad behaviour is it? Yes I should sign it I forgot as I was in hospital with my other child. Oh I didn't realise you were running a school teaching asst out of the goodness of your heart.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 3:03pm leaf wrote:
priory school should concentrate on the bullying and drug problem they seem to have. That would be a start.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 3:05pm mum wrote:
Hmmm teachers assistant can't be a real teacher then no?
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 3:14pm Priory Parent wrote:
If you have a problem with the school New Parent why don't you contact them? From my experience of the school they are always more than happy to help.
I have one daughter who has now left Priory who got logged once the whole time she was there and that was for uniform.
My other daughter is in Y9 and has never been logged.
They have both always asked me to sign their diaries and I feel it is their responsibility.
I am certainly not saying my children are angels but I have not had a problem with the school at all.
Whenever I have contacted the school they have replied helpfully and quickly.
If they ever had a problem completing homework due to a computer glitch I just wrote them a note and that was fine.
Leaf - I don't think you would find a secondary school in the country that doesn't have a drugs or bullying problem!
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 3:33pm leaf wrote:
No I absolutely agree however they do tend to go ott on the minor things and quickly sweep the bigger problems under the carpet. Its all about how you deal with things so a log for lateness or unsigned planner or uniform, then physical bullying gets a chat??
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 3:41pm leaf wrote:
Priory parent, No I absolutely agree however they do tend to go ott on the minor things and quickly sweep the bigger problems under the carpet. I do not really have an issue with Priory but I do think the need to address the balance. My son was logged for not having his planner signed my forgetfulness. The he forgot his pe kit that it seems is no problem? Where's the logic and consistency
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 4:25pm Mike wrote:
Judging by new parent's spelling and grammar they could probably do with staying back a year themselves. Or as they'd put it, themselfs.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 4:34pm Clifford wrote:
Teacher's Asst. wrote: 'For whose benefit do you think we run a school?'

First, to carry out the whims of what is amusingly known as the 'school leader', then for the benefit of the staff. Finally, for the children, but only to the extent that they pass exams rather than get an education.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 4:58pm resident wrote:
what a dreadful thing to think that all schools have a drug and bullying problem. I think in the more rural areas of the country this isn't the case. Priory is too big, too impersonal .Not a great school actually.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 5:48pm new parent wrote:
Mike, erm where exactly did I say that? Nice bully away because I have made a few typos I suggest you get l a life rather pick on people for poor spelling on a forum. Not that it matters I have a two degrees and a Masters.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 7:22pm Belladonna wrote:
New parent - talk to the school, email your child's personal tutor explaining your concerns. Parental involvement in the school is very important. We had issues with online homework too because of software incompatibility - make sure the school know that - and maybe your child could get to the homework club after school while that is being addressed. It's a big change from primary to secondary and some children find it hard to adjust to bring more independent. Again - talk to your child's tutor.
And please don't worry about the logs - a few in year 7 are meaningless when they are out of the school and at sixth form, UNi or working !!
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 8:30pm Mavis wrote:
Mmmmmm Two degrees and a masters, but a surprising lack of common sense ! TALK TO THE SCHOOL not on here, dear.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 8:56pm Dad wrote:
I've got a child in year 10 and we've never had a behaviour log. No issues with bullying either. I'm afraid that drugs are everywhere - I recently (through work) met a group of 18 - 21 year old lads from a rural area in West Sussex. Their casual approach to drug use was jaw dropping.
Resident is right - Priory is a big school but I can't say that I've ever found it impersonal. I've had a couple of concerns/ issues and they've been addressed quickly and effectively. I know people who have kids at Chailey and Ringmer and they've been fine too. I know others who've been unhappy with both Priory and Chailey but it's noticeable that they're the parents with 'challenging' children but the parents don't seem to accept that bit and just blame the school.....
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 9:56pm New parent wrote:
Mavis I have spoken to the school and told not to worry as the logs are not kept in any permanent record. It's just how they do things and they have there rules and regulations that must be adhered too. As for the software it's just tough luck on my part.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 10:12pm Priory Mum wrote:
What software did you need? We haven't had to buy anything special
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 10:21pm Florence wrote:
Sorry you have had such a negative response when you were asking for help.
Priory has been known to have problems, yes, there is no school that hasn't. but in my experience good at tackling issues and listening to parents.
The regulations that are imposed are to help the children to take responsibilities not chastise those with extenuating circumstances. In general it has a good rep.
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On 19 Nov 2015 at 10:33pm Gary wrote:
Good to read everyone's point of view.
Kind regards,
Gary
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On 20 Nov 2015 at 7:16am Cuban Raft Rider wrote:
Can you give examples ?
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On 22 Nov 2015 at 8:41pm Fed up already in the first term wrote:
I find their lack of consistency and proportionality shocking: chewing gum is against the rules but some teachers log them whilst others just causally ask them to put it in the bin.
Also, persistent bullying gets "a chat" (wtf?!) whereas being 5 minutes late twice in a week merits 45 minutes detention after school.
Not to mention the counterproductive detention at break and lunch time: these kids need to run outdoors to be able to focus, fgs!!!
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On 23 Nov 2015 at 8:50am soft engineer wrote:
Yup! Had to install a crappy software called Pivot so my daughter could do her homework and guess what? It came with a few pieces of hidden spam my software that nearly crashed our family PC.
She's going to do homework at school from now on.
 
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On 23 Nov 2015 at 10:40pm Lewes Louis wrote:
Have you looked at LOGS? It is a brilliant school that treats kids as individuals


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