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aibu to think this is bad for my dc's school to put this in their newsletter?

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whatmatenamechange Tue 12-Sep-17 02:33:27

it was all lovely until the end bit, not numbers and letters! that's their grades they're talking about!!! and the head wrote that.


BusyBeez99 Tue 12-Sep-17 02:36:51

What a lovely message - nice to see a head not pushing league tables

hairymaryquitecontrary Tue 12-Sep-17 02:37:41

What actually is your problem with it?

silverbell64 Tue 12-Sep-17 02:39:41

No idea what your problem is either?

HelenaDove Tue 12-Sep-17 02:40:39

i think thats lovely. Especially after some of the head teachers ive been reading about in the news lately.

whatmatenamechange Tue 12-Sep-17 02:40:50

no it is lovely but to say that their grades don't matter is a bit confused to me.

hairymaryquitecontrary Tue 12-Sep-17 02:43:12

Are they 7 or 17? If the former, or anyway close to it, their grades don't matter.

Cavender Tue 12-Sep-17 02:43:53

He didn't say grades don't matter. He said it was more important to be working hard and doing your best.

WhataHexIgotinto Tue 12-Sep-17 03:35:23

Oh. You're one of those parents ...

elfinpre Tue 12-Sep-17 03:41:49

For a minute I read it that the children's "numbers" were published in the newsletter and that was the OP's understandable complaint.

But what the head actually wrote is more or less what I say to my daughters, that to me the effort score is more important than the attainment. You can't do more than your best.

Sirzy Tue 12-Sep-17 03:53:32

So basically he is saying the important thing is to try your best. What's wrong with that?

missperegrinespeculiar Tue 12-Sep-17 04:13:12

I wish grades were done away with... YABU

LilyMcClellan Tue 12-Sep-17 04:31:20

Clearly some kind of hippy who believes compassion, hard work and pleasure in learning are more important than competitiveness and conformity to norms that by definition can't apply to everyone.

EssentialHummus Tue 12-Sep-17 05:01:10

Where is this school, because if you're anywhere near south London it's going on my admissions application in a few years.

Ninabean17 Tue 12-Sep-17 05:06:15

I think that's a great thing to say.

SilverForest Tue 12-Sep-17 05:06:24

Sounds spot on smile

blueberrypie0112 Tue 12-Sep-17 05:09:46

The only thing that stood out is the "below" and "above

MerryMarigold Tue 12-Sep-17 05:11:19

How wonderful. I thoroughly agree with him. And he's probably thing to drum it in to THOSE parents who think that school is only or mainly about numbers and letters and being on the top table.

Gorgosparta Tue 12-Sep-17 06:01:03

I totally agree with him. Dont see an issue.

LefDeppard Tue 12-Sep-17 06:12:52

Struggling to see what the problem with that is, sounds spot on to me.

Sparklingbrook Tue 12-Sep-17 06:32:32

Sounds fine to me.

OuaisMaisBon Tue 12-Sep-17 06:34:03


Groovee Tue 12-Sep-17 06:34:36

Sounds like they've had parents moaning about composite classes and this is their response which sounds fine to me.

ChasedByBees Tue 12-Sep-17 06:41:05

Some children, regardless of how hard they try, will not be able to achieve the standard norm for their age group. Should they be made to feel useless for this?

BlackeyedSusan Tue 12-Sep-17 06:42:49

sounds great to me.

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