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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Aug 20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,122
Posted By butterflymags
I think these average children will be fine,...

I think these average children will be fine, after all they have learnt more this week about failure, unfairness and fighting for what is right and have seen the belief their parents and teachers...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,958
Posted By butterflymags
No, Iím not saying that, of course there are...

No, Iím not saying that, of course there are various reasons for the gap in predicted grades and actual. I havenít a clue how far out normal predictions are but these were not normal predicted grades...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,958
Posted By butterflymags
The issue for me though is when a teacher...

The issue for me though is when a teacher predicts grades they base it on the student they know and if all goes well. They cannot predict what may occur in the run up to or on the day of the exam and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Aug 20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,122
Posted By butterflymags
Northern Ireland just announced their GCSE...

Northern Ireland just announced their GCSE results will be the CAG (teacher) grades.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Aug 20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,122
Posted By butterflymags
Well worth a read. ...

Well worth a read.
https://debra-kidd.com/2020/08/15/what-really-went-wrong-with-exams-2020/
Forum: General Chat 16 Aug 20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,958
Posted By butterflymags
So late last night Ofqual have WITHDRAWN their...

So late last night Ofqual have WITHDRAWN their guidance on mocks and said...
"Earlier today we published information about mock exam results in appeals. This policy is being reviewed by the Ofqual...
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,958
Posted By butterflymags
Itís ridiculous they are saying if the CAG is...

Itís ridiculous they are saying if the CAG is lower than the mock the CAG will stand as it takes into account the whole course but if the CAG is higher then that logic goes out the window.
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,958
Posted By butterflymags
You couldn't make this stuff up, it states Ď . In...

You couldn't make this stuff up, it states Ď . In circumstances where the centre assessment grade was lower than the mock grade, the student will receive the centre assessment grade.í So suddenly the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Aug 20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,122
Posted By butterflymags
And to add insult to injury, those mocks the...

And to add insult to injury, those mocks the teachers marked, (at beginning of November for my sons GCSEíS) could possibly replace the grades those same teachers gave in May.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Aug 20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,122
Posted By butterflymags
The Royal Statistics Society (RSS) have been...

The Royal Statistics Society (RSS) have been raising concerns about Ofqualís algorithm since May. They offered up 2 top statisticians to work with them but Ofqual weíre doing it their way full stop...
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,958
Posted By butterflymags
Copied from elsewhere. ĎAh Gavin, please sit...

Copied from elsewhere.

ĎAh Gavin, please sit down. Iím going to begin your appraisal by looking back over the last few years.í
ĎFew years? Iíve only been doing the job for a year.í
ĎYes, but we...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Aug 20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,122
Posted By butterflymags
Petition if anyone is interested ...

Petition if anyone is interested
http://chng.it/rdjdcd77qJ
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Aug 20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,122
Posted By butterflymags
Not just state schools affected either. Our local...

Not just state schools affected either. Our local independent schoolís A level grades are the lowest they have been for several consecutive years and a large number of pupils and subjects have been...
Forum: General Chat 12 Aug 20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,077
Posted By butterflymags
ĎWell educatedí in a sense that she is a well...

ĎWell educatedí in a sense that she is a well versed, experienced politician having had some very important roles within the Labour Party which leads me to believe she is ďwell educatedĒ in those...
Forum: General Chat 12 Aug 20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,077
Posted By butterflymags
What a ridiculous situation. So a 50 year old...

What a ridiculous situation. So a 50 year old well educated, professional woman who is an elected MP and who has direct access to the people who she needs to raise these issues with, decides the best...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Apr 20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,366
Posted By butterflymags
These are back in stock at argos now.

These are back in stock at argos now.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Apr 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,293
Posted By butterflymags
This is my thinking too. Being able to keep...

This is my thinking too. Being able to keep occupied at home makes it more bearable for people so less chance of them breaking lockdown. My MIL is a very active 78 year old, who lives alone. In...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Apr 20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,333
Posted By butterflymags
Unfortunately Axa are not covering Covid, my...

Unfortunately Axa are not covering Covid, my renewal came through and they were very clear that it only covered trips booked before 17th March.
Hereís a link re Covid cover with axa...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Apr 20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,163
Posted By butterflymags
So sorry for your loss x

So sorry for your loss x
Forum: General Chat 16 Apr 20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 957
Posted By butterflymags
So true, mine even chases the police helicopter,...

So true, mine even chases the police helicopter, (we live by BHX) Iím sure heís convinced he will catch it one day. :d:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Apr 20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,211
Posted By butterflymags
So sorry for your loss xx

So sorry for your loss xx
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Apr 20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 83,828
Posted By butterflymags
So sorry for your loss, thinking of you all xx

So sorry for your loss, thinking of you all xx
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Apr 20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By butterflymags
Very surreal visit to A&E yesterday

DS16 had a seizure on Thursday evening. Heís not diagnosed epileptic as his 1st seizure was in Orlando in Aug 2016, and he then didnít have another until May 2019, watching footy match at Wembley,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Apr 20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By butterflymags
Mr Salles (you tube English Teacher) mentioned...

Mr Salles (you tube English Teacher) mentioned more info on exams is due out today. I also saw the following on Ofqual site.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-update-on-2020-exams
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Apr 20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 83,828
Posted By butterflymags
Sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you x

Sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you x
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Mar 20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,688
Posted By butterflymags
Wishing him a speedy recovery, sending hugs.

Wishing him a speedy recovery, sending hugs.
Forum: General Chat 30 Mar 20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,466
Posted By butterflymags
Sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this sad...

Sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this sad time xx
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Mar 20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By butterflymags
No you didnít say that. Which is why I said itís...

No you didnít say that. Which is why I said itís not as simple as you make it out to be. My opinion was based on you saying. ďDo we really live in a world where people cant risk assess situations...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Mar 20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,056
Posted By butterflymags
I agree. I went to a big Asda Friday, apparently...

I agree. I went to a big Asda Friday, apparently no vulnerable hour anymore. I had no choice but to queue, then the manager came down queue telling those over 65 they donít have to queue. I asked...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Mar 20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By butterflymags
My son and his family went and like others the...

My son and his family went and like others the options to change/cancel were not there for them. They got back safely but others on here are still stuck abroad. Fair enough you find it hard to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Mar 20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By butterflymags
My DS was there. He went to customer services...

My DS was there. He went to customer services desk at Disney Springs and they sorted out 10 days open dated ticket for him. They gave him a reference number to quote when he needs to activate them...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Mar 20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 31,759
Posted By butterflymags
Birmingham airport getting a hanger set up as a...

Birmingham airport getting a hanger set up as a temporary mortuary.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-52067885
Forum: General Chat 26 Mar 20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By butterflymags
Iíve decided to do tomato, strawberries, peppers,...

Iíve decided to do tomato, strawberries, peppers, spring onion and cucumber. Just waiting for the delivery now. Quite excited really, gives us a new interest.:d:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Mar 20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By butterflymags
I Signed up for check in and chat as Iím...

I Signed up for check in and chat as Iím immunosuppressed.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Mar 20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By butterflymags
Lots of work going on at Birmingham University...

Lots of work going on at Birmingham University too. Mapping how it spreads and how it evolves...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Mar 20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,666
Posted By butterflymags
I think people do understand the fears of...

I think people do understand the fears of schools, and I am sure there will be those that have/will take the P, but other than the staff bringing in a letter to you, how else can they prove they are...
Forum: General Chat 24 Mar 20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By butterflymags
Thanks everyone, this will keep me busy this...

Thanks everyone, this will keep me busy this evening.
Forum: General Chat 24 Mar 20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By butterflymags
Do you have a link please?

Do you have a link please?
Forum: General Chat 24 Mar 20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By butterflymags
Micheal Gove said on the BBC this morning that...

Micheal Gove said on the BBC this morning that you can go to allotments, unless of course your isolating or on the high risk stay in list.
Do you mind telling me what greenhouse you bought, price...
Forum: General Chat 24 Mar 20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By butterflymags
Grow your own fruit and veg

Looking for peoples experience on anything that is easy to grow at home in the garden I.e strawberries, tomatoes etc. Thinking of things that are easy, quick to grow that could be grown in pots, grow...
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