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coffeecup16 Fri 03-Nov-17 21:54:30

I have a son who has just started here and I am very worried. It seems chaotic, dis-organised and the discipline is not as tight as I had hoped. I am beginning to panic. Do you think it will get better or should I pull him

ArcheryAnnie Sat 04-Nov-17 00:04:18

I sympathis entirely - but where would you pull him to? West London isn't exactly full of options for secondary school (unless you are rich).

TheVanguardSix Sat 04-Nov-17 00:05:25

The high school or primary, op?

Julessn Sat 04-Nov-17 13:07:04

Have you had support from the school when you've approached them about the issues you're worried about?

coffeecup16 Sat 04-Nov-17 18:54:37

Hi - we did try for private but he flunked the exam/ froze on the day. He seems happy there and I picked the school because I had read it was so strict, i thought evrrything would follow. Ee have gone from a well organised small primary school to a chaotic, secondary school where the discipline seems hit and miss. I am so worried and yes where would I pull him too. He doesn’t seem attracted to the naughty element but they are disrupting his class . One boy through a chair at the teacher the other day etc. This should all be dealt with at the highest level or the children should be kept in isolation but they aren’t. I do not know what yo do but have emailed the Head.

coffeecup16 Sat 04-Nov-17 18:55:35

Sorry for my typo’s ! No glasses! ‘Threw a chair’ !

SherbrookeFosterer Wed 08-Nov-17 22:34:32

I suggest to have a chat with Katy Whelan, the current Chair of the Governing Board.

She is new to the role but has been a governor for some time now and has two of her own children at the school.

Her email is:

MsGameandWatching Sat 11-Nov-17 11:12:12

Lots of parents I know are saying good things about Hammersmith Academy if you really feel WLF isn’t a good fit for your child.

Jules814 Sat 18-Nov-17 17:10:13

Did you get a reply to your email to the head, op? How are things now, a couple of weeks on?

coffeecup16 Sat 18-Nov-17 21:28:04

Good evening

I have not heard back from.the Head. I will push a bit more next week . I do inherently believe in the school and don't want to be reactive. I have taken advice from.other posters who have assured me that they felt the same but things got better. I have seen improvement in his work so I can't complain about that . It's just the discipline and the fact his class has all the trouble makers in it. I will contact the governor's next x thank you everyone

TheVanguardSix Sun 19-Nov-17 11:12:42

Mr. Bissoo is the go to guy, OP.
His email is on the website under personnel.

He'll respond very quickly.
He's a real asset to the school and I can assure you, he will be helpful and forthcoming.

Hope this helps. I think approaching him rather than the governors would be wiser. He's on site every day and it's his job to maintain discipline.

Ldnw Wed 06-Dec-17 10:29:40

Hi, unfortunately, similar experience for us so far at WLFS.
CoffeeCup16, how are things progressing from your side?

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