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Unread 25 Jan 20, 09:52 AM  
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When we where in schol never had a prom and perants where not fined for taken children out of school and no ofstred am i right in thinking this .

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Yes right you are.

All of the above plus a hearty smack on the backside (I got one of those age 4/5 in what would now be reception class) and the cane for the really naughty(never got one of those!)

I'm 53.
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No OFSTED or school prom - not even a leaving disco

Had my share of blackboard rubbers thrown at me, wooden rulers on the back of my knuckles and endless canings on hand and backside.

Did it make me an aggressive adult? I don't think so. Well maybe it helped with my career of over 50 years as a Quantity Surveyor where it maybe assisted in managing a few "confrontational" situations.

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Yes right you are.

All of the above plus a hearty smack on the backside (I got one of those age 4/5 in what would now be reception class) and the cane for the really naughty(never got one of those!)

I'm 53.
I got smacked and I got the cane 🙈 and I didn稚 dare tell my mum as she would have given me another smack

We didn稚 have a prom but we did have a leavers disco. We all got smashed on red witches and I was violently ill and have never been able to even smell Pernod since
Definitely no ofsted - the teachers word was gospel and no body argued with it or questioned them
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Well I知 46 and we had a prom at the end of the 5th year (year 12 in new money) but I think that was a first for our school and was probably influenced by the storyline in Grange Hill when Gonch organised one.

Sometimes used to go on holiday during term time and don稚 remember parents having to pay a fine. In fact the first time I ever heard of Disney World was when the class rich kid went on a 6 week tour of the US that included Florida and this was mostly during term time. Way back in 1980..
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and from Scotland - so although we never had "prom" we did have end of school Ceilidh - any excuse for a dressed up dance party...

Parents were not fined for taking kids out of school because parents respected the schooling system and did not take children out for holidays - or anything other than emergencies. I cannot remember anyone taking a foreign holiday during the school term during my many years at school.

And OFSTED - no there was none. So class sizes were unregulated - one year we had 42 (chaos) and teachers did not need to have an education any better than their students. My dad taught me Maths.

Not sure if you were saying it was better or worse... just different I guess.
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and from Scotland - so although we never had "prom" we did have end of school Ceilidh - any excuse for a dressed up dance party...

Parents were not fined for taking kids out of school because parents respected the schooling system and did not take children out for holidays - or anything other than emergencies. I cannot remember anyone taking a foreign holiday during the school term during my many years at school.

And OFSTED - no there was none. So class sizes were unregulated - one year we had 42 (chaos) and teachers did not need to have an education any better than their students. My dad taught me Maths.

Not sure if you were saying it was better or worse... just different I guess.
52 here and educated in Scotland - and I especially agree with the bit in bold above. I don't recall throughout my whole primary and secondary schooling, experiencing any of my classmates going away on holiday in term time.

I feel like there probably were school inspectors in "my time" just not called OFSTED.
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Year 12 is the first year of further education. I am 46 and I left in the 5th year which is equivalent to Year 11.
We had no leavers prom, no ofsted reports that I recall, most people went to the local school and didn't have to register like parents do now. We had our attendance monitored by the school but never did we have to request a holiday or get fined for not being their.
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