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The chalet school and ofsted?
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thebody · 01/12/2012 11:56

Aibu to wonder what Ofsted would have made of the Chalet school.? Any fellow chaletians around?

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missnevermind · 01/12/2012 11:59

Grin
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SecretNutellaFix · 01/12/2012 12:00

Their health and safety record would come under the most intense scrutiny.

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thebody · 01/12/2012 12:01

Health and safety lol yes a near death most terms.

Languages outstanding though!

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Gigondas · 01/12/2012 12:03

How they passed off griselda running off up a mountain and Joey following her can only be cos her sister is staff. I think some huge cover up going on.

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thebody · 01/12/2012 12:16

I wish I could send dds there though as they would return home willing to make beds, tidy rooms, help with all the chores and render cheerful obedience! Also chattering in French and German useful.

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OhYouMerryLittleKitten · 01/12/2012 12:20

Grin I think health and safety would be their biggest issue. I also suspect that their paper work is a bit dodgy. Sometimes they even had the wrong child there without noticing.

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Selky · 01/12/2012 12:22

Did Madge even have a teaching qualification?

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thebody · 01/12/2012 12:27

No selky but one can go a long way in life with elusive prettiness and a charming smile.

Her lectures on English literature were also delightful.

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VivaLeBeaver · 01/12/2012 12:28

Having a 17yo Joey dating the local GP would probably be a child protection issue. She was always fainting into his arms and next thing was having his babies!

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MarianForrester · 01/12/2012 12:32

I think that Kaffee und Kuchen would not meet the appropriate healthy snack criteria.

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YuleBritannia · 01/12/2012 12:39

I was going to start by saying that Ofsted would have no responsibility for the Chalet School because it's not in the UK but I do agree with what has already beenm said.

It's so long ago that I read any Chalet School books that it's not my place to express an opinion apart from the H&S issues.

If we were to go down the Abbey School route though .................

Oh, that's what schooldays were all about - including Mallory (or was it Malory) Towers. Oh and Greyfriars - can'rt ;eave out the boys, can we?

If we still had that sort of school - not necessarily public; just strict - we'd have fewer ASBOs and juvenile delinquency.

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YuleBritannia · 01/12/2012 12:39

*can't leave

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WilsonFrickett · 01/12/2012 12:41

Lots of child protection issues due to general dating of 16 yo's by older doctors, crazed younger brothers of princes kidnapping crown princesses, etc.

Coffee at every break - really?

Science procedures to be overhauled due to regular explosions.

History [bhmm]. 'Once he is in the thick of battle, the British soldier doesn't know how to spell defeat' anyone?

OTOH excellent multi-cultural awareness, outstanding for languages and knowledge of alpine flowers and a nice uniform.

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SecretNutellaFix · 01/12/2012 12:45

Pastoral support seems to be second to none however, children left bereaved are cared for superbly.

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thebody · 01/12/2012 12:52

And I want Anna to come and live with me and run my house and life.

Lets face it she can do anything from washing windows, making hair washes and dying clothes and can still bring up 11 children and assorted wards and rise at 5am to pick lettuces for an expedition picnic.

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Gigondas · 01/12/2012 12:54

Ofsted would have responsibility for plas y gwyn .

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thebody · 01/12/2012 13:03

Yes and big house and glendower house( English branch)

I need a life.

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Oodthunkit · 01/12/2012 13:04

Lots of private fostering arrangements too.

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Bilbobagginstummy · 01/12/2012 13:11

Miss Annersley would scare Ofsted into giving them an excellent report, though.

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BegoniaBampot · 01/12/2012 13:15

Didn't it start off or end up in the UK? Was it the Channel Islands maybe?

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Bilbobagginstummy · 01/12/2012 13:17

Austria

Guernsey
Armifordshire (Herefordshire)
St Braivels (South West Wales)

Switzerland

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Sephy · 01/12/2012 13:18

What would Ofsted make of the excellent training in arguing from cause to effect in History? Can't be much less than outstanding on that front alone...

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Graceparkhill · 01/12/2012 13:27

Didn't do Chalet School but think Mallory Towers would need to evidence any sort of anti bullying policy and defend total absence of social inclusion strategy.
No sign of diversity policy either.
No risk assessment procedures in place and total absence of staff supervision

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Ericaequites · 01/12/2012 13:31

Joey did a spot of teaching the term after she finished. She also acted as a highly unqualified lay counselor, especially in Switzerland.
I was also struck that not all girls expected to take O levels/CSEs, let alone A levels.
The girls at St. Millicent's seemed to learn very little, and spent most of their time working on a pantomime. My folks would have made me learn typing and bookkeeping, by contrast. Very few Chalet girls learned typing, which is always useful.

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OOAOML · 01/12/2012 13:32

Insufficient risk assessment before trips.

Head Girl post appears to be almost hereditary.

Lack of an anti-bullying policy.

Not enough time or hot water to wash properly.

No exploration of any faith other than Catholic or C of E.

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