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Staying in Education after year 11

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I just wanted everyone to know that your child does not have to stay at school, or go to college, etc when they leave school, they are free to do whatever they want, no action will be taken against th… Read More
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9m, 1w agoPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
I just wanted everyone to know that your child does not have to stay at school, or go to college, etc when they leave school, they are free to do whatever they want, no action will be taken against the parent or child.

Obviously staying in education is a good step forward for some, but others might want to something different, whatever that may be.

No action can be taken against employers not ensuring that the employees are not in training, etc.

I don't like schools brainwashing people into thinking that is what they have to do.
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9m, 1w agoPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
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banned 7 Likes #1
Sweet. Try posting on mumsnet. They will love a bit of this.
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MrScotchBonnet
Sweet. Try posting on mumsnet. They will love a bit of this.


ooh don't think so :p
banned#3
loumar76
MrScotchBonnet
Sweet. Try posting on mumsnet. They will love a bit of this.
ooh don't think so :p

My DD will be staying on as hubby says DS benefited from it x (<<Something along those lines)
1 Like #4
yep............let them becomes NEETS and have their previous school on your case, as it is their responsibility to ensure that they are doing something........schools don't have enough to do already.
#5
MrScotchBonnet
loumar76
MrScotchBonnet
Sweet. Try posting on mumsnet. They will love a bit of this.
ooh don't think so :p
My DD will be staying on as hubby says DS benefited from it x (<<Something along those lines)

What did your DH have to say about it?
banned 1 Like #6
miikeyblue
MrScotchBonnet
loumar76
[quote=MrScotchBonnet] Sweet. Try posting on mumsnet. They will love a bit of this.
ooh don't think so :p
My DD will be staying on as hubby says DS benefited from it x (<
What did your DH have to say about it?

DH says it's all rubbish hehe :p fpmsl
#7
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Is this one of those millennial threads?

Slams the door, breaking 3 glass panes, the handle and one hinge as I leave
4 Likes #8
philphil61
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Is this one of those millennial threads?
Slams the door, breaking 3 glass panes, the handle and one hinge as I leave
Education system is in place to help the kids. A loophole is exploited to allow the kids to leave early. The kid can't get any decent job. The kid blames the system for not helping them enough. Everyone feels sorry for the kid.

Is it a millennial thread? I'd say so Phil.
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stuarthanley
philphil61
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Is this one of those millennial threads?
Slams the door, breaking 3 glass panes, the handle and one hinge as I leave
Education system is in place to help the kids. A loophole is exploited to allow the kids to leave early. The kid can't get any decent job. The kid blames the system for not helping them enough. Everyone feels sorry for the kid.
Is it a millennial thread? I'd say so Phil.
oO I'm reading it as 'New Age types are having problems with DDT and nits so want to leave school. :{ - Am I in the ballpark?
banned#10
Are you a traveler??
only reason I'm asking is they leave school at that age. the boys work with dad's and the girls stay home and cook and clean.
saw all this on tv
3 Likes #11
I don't like schools brainwashing people into thinking that is what they have to do.

No, hopefully your child will see the million feckless, low skilled and unemployed sitting round and think "Should I be a smack head and go on Jeremy Kyle", nah off to college I go!
1 Like #12
I think is says something about you as a parent when the child decides they want to stay of their own accord, maybe you did something right. I say this proudly as my eldest boy is in Year 11 and intends to stay on 6th form..

Although I have a feeling OP that isnt a top priority for you :{

Edited By: haritori on Oct 12, 2016 21:32
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#14
Not entirely true. If the something different is to dabble in crime then the kid will be forced to do education in prison anyway. X)
#15
haritori
I think is says something about you as a parent when the child decides they want to stay of their own accord, maybe you did something right. I say this proudly as my eldest boy is in Year 11 and intends to stay on 6th form..
Although I have a feeling OP that isnt a top priority for you :{

Child could become a builder, perhaps!
1 Like #16
Venezia
haritori
I think is says something about you as a parent when the child decides they want to stay of their own accord, maybe you did something right. I say this proudly as my eldest boy is in Year 11 and intends to stay on 6th form..
Although I have a feeling OP that isnt a top priority for you :{
Child could become a builder, perhaps!

Could become a Chief Science Officer for Nasa, but I hardly think those aspirations will be achieved without wanting to continue schooling at least into the child's 20's, and while I fully understand that lots of people go on to great things without higher education, I think your odds are far better with it.. and I know from experience that if you dont do it, you will come to regret it.

Also it a life experince, best times of your life etc, I wouldnt dismiss it so easily as you have.

Also I dont know why you put a builder, the vast majority of builders are educated, require certain qualifications and must constantly update their education as the UK makes more and more requirements and standards.. so prob wont become a builder. prob end up working in a retail store in a lower position for the rest of their life, not something I want for my kids.


Edited By: haritori on Oct 13, 2016 10:08
1 Like #17
Don't builders do apprenticeships ? That counts as further education
#18
Yes apprenticeships are further education. Builders do have to go to college to learn their trade too.
A couple of my friends left school without going on to further education, one without doing any GCSEs and has about 6 kids, one works at Mcdonalds and has done for years as a shift manager but pretty much minimum wage, still lives with parents. One worked at the hospital as an admin assistant and did pretty much ok but don't think she makes much.
All depends on what sort of life you want to lead...
#19
If I had the money I'd send my child to a private school and hope she'll go on to a top university. Sure, degrees aren't everything but nowadays you really need a top education and background to get anywhere in life, unless you're really lucky.

But I'll definitely help her along the way. :)
#20
sofiasar
Are you a traveler??
only reason I'm asking is they leave school at that age. the boys work with dad's and the girls stay home and cook and clean.
saw all this on tv

I think they leave by year 6 if they go to school.
2 Likes #21
Join the army. Didn't do me any harm.
#22
FearTheBassPlayer
yep............let them becomes NEETS and have their previous school on your case, as it is their responsibility to ensure that they are doing something........schools don't have enough to do already.

My heart bleeds for you, plenty of Jobs elsewhere if you cant hack it. Anyone know why labour raised the school leaving age to 18 (apart from to get out of paying 16 to 18 year olds ESA)?
#23
Fred Smith
FearTheBassPlayer
yep............let them becomes NEETS and have their previous school on your case, as it is their responsibility to ensure that they are doing something........schools don't have enough to do already.
My heart bleeds for you, plenty of Jobs elsewhere if you cant hack it. Anyone know why labour raised the school leaving age to 18 (apart from to get out of paying 16 to 18 year olds ESA)?

Long time no see Fred - nice to see you're bigoted views are still around :|

Re-read what I said and try and work out how your comment doesn't make sense :D
#24
Paddy_o_furniture
Join the army. Didn't do me any harm.
Yes, I agree
#25
haritori
Venezia
haritori
I think is says something about you as a parent when the child decides they want to stay of their own accord, maybe you did something right. I say this proudly as my eldest boy is in Year 11 and intends to stay on 6th form..
Although I have a feeling OP that isnt a top priority for you :{
Child could become a builder, perhaps!
Could become a Chief Science Officer for Nasa, but I hardly think those aspirations will be achieved without wanting to continue schooling at least into the child's 20's, and while I fully understand that lots of people go on to great things without higher education, I think your odds are far better with it.. and I know from experience that if you dont do it, you will come to regret it.

Also it a life experince, best times of your life etc, I wouldnt dismiss it so easily as you have.

Also I dont know why you put a builder, the vast majority of builders are educated, require certain qualifications and must constantly update their education as the UK makes more and more requirements and standards.. so prob wont become a builder. prob end up working in a retail store in a lower position for the rest of their life, not something I want for my kids.



Well all members of my family earned lots of money, without extra education, maybe we're lucky.
#26
FearTheBassPlayer
yep............let them becomes NEETS and have their previous school on your case, as it is their responsibility to ensure that they are doing something........schools don't have enough to do already.

They have a hard life don't they, lol
#27
Venezia
haritori
Venezia
haritori
I think is says something about you as a parent when the child decides they want to stay of their own accord, maybe you did something right. I say this proudly as my eldest boy is in Year 11 and intends to stay on 6th form..
Although I have a feeling OP that isnt a top priority for you :{
Child could become a builder, perhaps!
Could become a Chief Science Officer for Nasa, but I hardly think those aspirations will be achieved without wanting to continue schooling at least into the child's 20's, and while I fully understand that lots of people go on to great things without higher education, I think your odds are far better with it.. and I know from experience that if you dont do it, you will come to regret it.
Also it a life experince, best times of your life etc, I wouldnt dismiss it so easily as you have.
Also I dont know why you put a builder, the vast majority of builders are educated, require certain qualifications and must constantly update their education as the UK makes more and more requirements and standards.. so prob wont become a builder. prob end up working in a retail store in a lower position for the rest of their life, not something I want for my kids.
Well all members of my family earned lots of money, without extra education, maybe we're lucky.

Drug Dealing doesnt count.
#28
skintgirl6
Yes apprenticeships are further education. Builders do have to go to college to learn their trade too.

You've just stopped me from kicking off X)
Apprenticeships are usually looked down upon and second to university education. The reality is different

I started as an apprentice electrician, but got sneered at by some old friends for not going to university.
They went to University to get their "oh-so-glamourous" degree, convinced that they could walk into any managerial job they liked and demand whatever salary they wanted. Oh how wrong they were...

They are now lumbered with a huge debt, struggled to find employment due to having no experience in the real world, then settled for a 9-5 office worker job with mediocre salary. They are the ones now wishing they had gone the apprenticeship route :p

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