In that case, there it can stay!
Of course it could be that the school is good enough to spot it and help by recommending the tutoring and counselling, whilst the other kids are just ignored.Very very interesting breadth of views and all a right as there is no real wrong. We are dealing with so many factors when adding in a human personality that for some at a particular school , it works and for some, it does not....
My eldest daughter is taking GCSE’s next year and she was lucky to get into Colchester County Girls Grammar school which is top of the country (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/0/secondary-school-league-table-search-top-schools-gcse-results/) BUT....... having seen this school at work, it really works for some and DOES NOT for the rest. Kids at 14 having counselling and private tutors. WTF?
Lord a mercyWell I’ve just signed our little one up for “private education” following the realisation that I could not justify spending the money on this rather lovely thing which was as good a QPv Gts as I think I would find.
Lovely tan interior with carbon fibre paddles, inserts etc....
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Not really as Oz cars are horrendously more expensive than over here.From a brief google (not the most authoritative source, admittedly) it’s not actually that expensive to ship over... if it were the right spec and the condition was truly amazing, it might be worth that ‘premium’ over a UK car...
Really Geoff! (Not sure I can agree with that statement )
Fifty, that’s a great honest post.My parents worked really hard to send me to private school between 10-16 years old. The school I went to did not have a sixth form so I went to one of the local grammars for "sixth form"
I really do feel as though I have achieved a level of success in life despite having a private education. Majority of my peers from that school did not do great in terms of grades and later careers. When I transitioned from that school to college and then later university it was very difficult as I was basically socially inept narcisist due to going to a small insulated independent school... Majority of my adult life has been finding myself and breaking free of that places mindset. It is likely down to that place being a s**t hole that has since ceased to exist.
Someone earlier in the thread said that instead of paying for an education you should encourage them to so extra circular activities thus paying for that. I totally agree with this; it makes a lot of sense to me... They will potentially learn a lot of positive social skills and also going over and above their schooling hours will instill a good work ethic
Sorry Late to the party as not been on for a while, we regularly ship from NZ and Aus and it can be horrendously expensive, as no one really consolidates, so you have a 20ft container all to yourself, by the time you add shipping, port charges which are horrendous in Aus and NZ, Clearances, THC, Marine insurance, that alone will come to well over £2000-£3000 plus the 10% Duty and 20% VAT and the UK Terminal charges of between £600-£800 and you end up with a nice fat bill.