School change has to happen

I WOULD just like to say that while I sympathise with the parents whose children from Brynglas have been told that it may be that their children have to transfer over to Crindau because of the falling number of pupils, why do they think it’s a bad decision? It is costing X amount of money to maintain, heat, staff etc. You cannot just keep it going because of history or memories, as we have all learnt when it was decided to do the same to Hartridge High School, which like as these parents fear, has been stripped of its name and uniform but, to move forward, this had to be done and they know we have a new name and a brand-new school, but loads of us, past and present, still have good memories. We have lost loads of primary schools in Newport in the last century but we have to consider the children’s education, not ours, so as much as we all do not want change it has to happen.

Mrs J Berry, Oxford Street Newport

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7:36pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Mervyn James says...

The history is NOT The issue,the issue is in particular the Autistic education based at Brynglas. Many do not feel moving these children somewhere else is conducive either to their well being, or to their education.

Newport needs an stand alone Autistic school, at persent there is just one in Glamorgan for 100 pupils, and south Wales has thousands, Newport could fill it on its own. Where Newport isn't providing adequate education, they are exporting the 'problem' elsewhere, to high stress to these children's families.

Stop the integration processes now, many autistic will not understand or comply with the concept, they know nothing about PC politics, and why should they ?
The history is NOT The issue,the issue is in particular the Autistic education based at Brynglas. Many do not feel moving these children somewhere else is conducive either to their well being, or to their education. Newport needs an stand alone Autistic school, at persent there is just one in Glamorgan for 100 pupils, and south Wales has thousands, Newport could fill it on its own. Where Newport isn't providing adequate education, they are exporting the 'problem' elsewhere, to high stress to these children's families. Stop the integration processes now, many autistic will not understand or comply with the concept, they know nothing about PC politics, and why should they ? Mervyn James

9:03pm Tue 22 Jan 13

JBBnewport says...

Reading the above letter i can see where J Berry is coming from.

mervyn James reading your comments which I openly admit I will not disagree with and Newport should supply these children with everything they need.

What i will say is i must have read the same stories as J Berry because the parents comments were all about how name changes uniform changes were going to effect how children learnt, and how the history of schools was everything. Correct me if I'm wrong but it don't matter what I wear or what I'm called it do not effect my learning.

Also can I point out the number of children the City Council need to find a new school for and that's the children of the new welsh school (which most parents were forced to send their children to) are also being really effected by not having complete resources that they need so in my eyes the education of these children is at risk and will be effected big time if they are not found somewhere to go.
Reading the above letter i can see where J Berry is coming from. mervyn James reading your comments which I openly admit I will not disagree with and Newport should supply these children with everything they need. What i will say is i must have read the same stories as J Berry because the parents comments were all about how name changes uniform changes were going to effect how children learnt, and how the history of schools was everything. Correct me if I'm wrong but it don't matter what I wear or what I'm called it do not effect my learning. Also can I point out the number of children the City Council need to find a new school for and that's the children of the new welsh school (which most parents were forced to send their children to) are also being really effected by not having complete resources that they need so in my eyes the education of these children is at risk and will be effected big time if they are not found somewhere to go. JBBnewport

9:25am Wed 23 Jan 13

Bobevans says...

Mervyn James wrote:
The history is NOT The issue,the issue is in particular the Autistic education based at Brynglas. Many do not feel moving these children somewhere else is conducive either to their well being, or to their education.

Newport needs an stand alone Autistic school, at persent there is just one in Glamorgan for 100 pupils, and south Wales has thousands, Newport could fill it on its own. Where Newport isn't providing adequate education, they are exporting the 'problem' elsewhere, to high stress to these children's families.

Stop the integration processes now, many autistic will not understand or comply with the concept, they know nothing about PC politics, and why should they ?
You are a bit of a dinosaur. You do not like change but things have to change. You may stand still but the world moves on,
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: The history is NOT The issue,the issue is in particular the Autistic education based at Brynglas. Many do not feel moving these children somewhere else is conducive either to their well being, or to their education. Newport needs an stand alone Autistic school, at persent there is just one in Glamorgan for 100 pupils, and south Wales has thousands, Newport could fill it on its own. Where Newport isn't providing adequate education, they are exporting the 'problem' elsewhere, to high stress to these children's families. Stop the integration processes now, many autistic will not understand or comply with the concept, they know nothing about PC politics, and why should they ?[/p][/quote]You are a bit of a dinosaur. You do not like change but things have to change. You may stand still but the world moves on, Bobevans

11:13am Wed 23 Jan 13

Mervyn James says...

I'm all for change, sadly autistics aren't, change is very stressful for them, they rely on continuity. The changes are not benefiting them that's the problem. For many of them Integration is just a word not a viable option, it's the nature 'no offence intended' of the beast. Mayb eif Newport gave the the specialist school they need it would be better. My comment are via th disabled children's pespective, and I think the LEA should be considering that too.
I'm all for change, sadly autistics aren't, change is very stressful for them, they rely on continuity. The changes are not benefiting them that's the problem. For many of them Integration is just a word not a viable option, it's the nature 'no offence intended' of the beast. Mayb eif Newport gave the the specialist school they need it would be better. My comment are via th disabled children's pespective, and I think the LEA should be considering that too. Mervyn James

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