Hamilton School shut down by inspectorate and owner arrested!

(7 Posts)
cashewfrenzy Fri 21-Feb-14 23:05:08
newbiefrugalgal Fri 21-Feb-14 23:10:35

Wow

morethanpotatoprints Fri 21-Feb-14 23:19:18

It certainly sounds condemning.
Poor Kids

cashewfrenzy Fri 21-Feb-14 23:21:24

It's appalling. Apparently management instructed staff to leave distressed children to cry.

nennypops Sat 22-Feb-14 01:28:55

From the report: "The inspectors also said most teaching staff did not have the necessary teaching qualifications, skills and experience to support children's learning and to ensure they were making appropriate progress."

But how can this be? That nice Mr Gove tells us that it's just not necessary for teachers to have teaching qualifications.

cashewfrenzy Sat 22-Feb-14 08:26:42

I know sad people paid lots for their children to go there as well. The report says parents were not allowed to be involved in the school at all and the curriculum which was actually being "taught" bore no resemblance to the curriculum which was publicised. In addition, most of the teachers had just decided to make up their own curriculum hmm
Apparently there was a huge focus on table manners etc and 3 year olds were being given handwriting lessons. It just sounds completely bizarre.

OpalQuartz Tue 11-Mar-14 22:25:40

This article gives details about some of the criticisms. Appalling.
www.scotsman.com/news/education/neglect-unexplained-injuries-at-hamilton-school-1-3317428

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