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[5 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 1,907 views]
The KidDictionary

Hi Fellow Parents – I’m hoping you’ll be really kind and take a look at something that I BET will make you laugh. My book: “The KidDictionary: A Book of Words Parents Need But Don’t Have” – a glossary of words i made up and compiled and designed with photos when i found myself unable to describe a great many of the phenomena predominant in my life owing to the fact that I have children. ie: WISHJACK: To maliciously blow out the candles on another child’s birthday cake. KODICK: The …

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[2 Mar 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,302 views]

Dorset County Council is proposing to reorganise schools in Purbeck from the present 3-tier system (First, Middle and Upper) into a 2-tier system (Primary and Secondary). If this happens then all four middle schools will close, as will some first schools. Many parents are happy with the current system and oppose the proposals. The main point of this posting however is that we believe that parents have not been considered as stakeholders and were not involved at an early enough stage of the review process which led to the proposals. …

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[11 Feb 2009 | One Comment | 15,221 views]
Third runway at Heathrow

Geraldine Nicholson
Chair, No Third Runway Action Group (NoTRAG)

To build a third runway at Heathrow airport the No Third Runway Action
Group say:
“Schools will be bulldozed or rendered useless, removing parental choice, dislocating children’s lives, disrupting their friendships, and having a detrimental effect on their education. Apart from the 80+ schools in the London Borough of Hounslow that would suffer the disruption of continuous noise throughout every school day, seven schools in the London Borough of Hillingdon would be severely affected. You cannot soundproof playgrounds and you cannot expect our children to …

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[11 Feb 2009 | 4 Comments | 3,849 views]
Looking for Mums and Dads to inspire others

Looking for mums and dads to inspire others to overcome difficulties at school
Has your child been bullied at school? Has your child got problems with truancy or been excluded? Have you had problems with the school admissions system? Did you hate school and are you worried about how to support your child through their school years? Has your child had mental health problems?

Lots of parents go through issues like these and we’re looking for people to share their stories of how they overcame them. If you are a mum or …

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