School to celebrate 50th birthday on Friday

Bucks Free Press: School to celebrate 50th birthday on Friday School to celebrate 50th birthday on Friday

CURRENT and former pupils are invited to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of Beechview School at a party which will be held on Friday.

The event at the school in Guinions Road will feature a barbeque, refreshments, games, stalls and live music.

It gets under way from 2pm, with all pupils – past and present – welcome to attend. Call 01494 527113 for more information.

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1:24pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Knowitallnewby says...

No thanks! This school needs to concentrate on teaching the kids to there expectations . Not planning a party . If they don't do something soon about being in special measures, they won't make 51.!
No thanks! This school needs to concentrate on teaching the kids to there expectations . Not planning a party . If they don't do something soon about being in special measures, they won't make 51.! Knowitallnewby
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12:07pm Thu 17 Jul 14

HalfABrain says...

Knowitallnewbie you're so wrong! The school has been successful in working its way out of special measures and has everything to celebrate!
Knowitallnewbie you're so wrong! The school has been successful in working its way out of special measures and has everything to celebrate! HalfABrain
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1:28pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Knowitallnewby says...

HalfABrain wrote:
Knowitallnewbie you're so wrong! The school has been successful in working its way out of special measures and has everything to celebrate!
Exactly just that, working its way out! It's not out yet. Nearly two years that's half these poor kids education at this school.
[quote][p][bold]HalfABrain[/bold] wrote: Knowitallnewbie you're so wrong! The school has been successful in working its way out of special measures and has everything to celebrate![/p][/quote]Exactly just that, working its way out! It's not out yet. Nearly two years that's half these poor kids education at this school. Knowitallnewby
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4:20pm Thu 17 Jul 14

MrsM1610 says...

Whilst it's true that the school is in special measures, that shouldn't really reflect on the fact that it is holding a celebration for it's 50th birthday. The majority of the arrangements have been made by the PTA (mainly parents giving up their free time) so the children are still being taught lessons by teachers as they are meant to be. A lot of effort has been made by parents to make this event happen for the children of the school and surrounding area and to try and gain the school some positive feedback for a change.
Whilst it's true that the school is in special measures, that shouldn't really reflect on the fact that it is holding a celebration for it's 50th birthday. The majority of the arrangements have been made by the PTA (mainly parents giving up their free time) so the children are still being taught lessons by teachers as they are meant to be. A lot of effort has been made by parents to make this event happen for the children of the school and surrounding area and to try and gain the school some positive feedback for a change. MrsM1610
  • Score: 5

4:33pm Thu 17 Jul 14

mistamina says...

MrsM1610 wrote:
Whilst it's true that the school is in special measures, that shouldn't really reflect on the fact that it is holding a celebration for it's 50th birthday. The majority of the arrangements have been made by the PTA (mainly parents giving up their free time) so the children are still being taught lessons by teachers as they are meant to be. A lot of effort has been made by parents to make this event happen for the children of the school and surrounding area and to try and gain the school some positive feedback for a change.
Good, well done the parents.
But please do not be too defensive, I do not read the conversation as negative. It is genuine concern..... they are saying please do well and please do not take too long over it.
Perhaps the professional Governing Body is not up scratch. Do you need a change? 2 years is a long time
[quote][p][bold]MrsM1610[/bold] wrote: Whilst it's true that the school is in special measures, that shouldn't really reflect on the fact that it is holding a celebration for it's 50th birthday. The majority of the arrangements have been made by the PTA (mainly parents giving up their free time) so the children are still being taught lessons by teachers as they are meant to be. A lot of effort has been made by parents to make this event happen for the children of the school and surrounding area and to try and gain the school some positive feedback for a change.[/p][/quote]Good, well done the parents. But please do not be too defensive, I do not read the conversation as negative. It is genuine concern..... they are saying please do well and please do not take too long over it. Perhaps the professional Governing Body is not up scratch. Do you need a change? 2 years is a long time mistamina
  • Score: 3

5:18pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Knowitallnewby says...

MrsM1610 wrote:
Whilst it's true that the school is in special measures, that shouldn't really reflect on the fact that it is holding a celebration for it's 50th birthday. The majority of the arrangements have been made by the PTA (mainly parents giving up their free time) so the children are still being taught lessons by teachers as they are meant to be. A lot of effort has been made by parents to make this event happen for the children of the school and surrounding area and to try and gain the school some positive feedback for a change.
I'll believe the positive feedback from ofsted. Unfortunately celebration of the school is not on my list. No disrespect to the parents of the PTA congratulations to you all . U obviously have a lot of time on your hands. !!
[quote][p][bold]MrsM1610[/bold] wrote: Whilst it's true that the school is in special measures, that shouldn't really reflect on the fact that it is holding a celebration for it's 50th birthday. The majority of the arrangements have been made by the PTA (mainly parents giving up their free time) so the children are still being taught lessons by teachers as they are meant to be. A lot of effort has been made by parents to make this event happen for the children of the school and surrounding area and to try and gain the school some positive feedback for a change.[/p][/quote]I'll believe the positive feedback from ofsted. Unfortunately celebration of the school is not on my list. No disrespect to the parents of the PTA congratulations to you all . U obviously have a lot of time on your hands. !! Knowitallnewby
  • Score: -1

5:59pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Knowitallnewby says...

mistamina wrote:
MrsM1610 wrote:
Whilst it's true that the school is in special measures, that shouldn't really reflect on the fact that it is holding a celebration for it's 50th birthday. The majority of the arrangements have been made by the PTA (mainly parents giving up their free time) so the children are still being taught lessons by teachers as they are meant to be. A lot of effort has been made by parents to make this event happen for the children of the school and surrounding area and to try and gain the school some positive feedback for a change.
Good, well done the parents.
But please do not be too defensive, I do not read the conversation as negative. It is genuine concern..... they are saying please do well and please do not take too long over it.
Perhaps the professional Governing Body is not up scratch. Do you need a change? 2 years is a long time
Thank you for your support mistamina,
2 YEARS IS 2 LONG.
[quote][p][bold]mistamina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsM1610[/bold] wrote: Whilst it's true that the school is in special measures, that shouldn't really reflect on the fact that it is holding a celebration for it's 50th birthday. The majority of the arrangements have been made by the PTA (mainly parents giving up their free time) so the children are still being taught lessons by teachers as they are meant to be. A lot of effort has been made by parents to make this event happen for the children of the school and surrounding area and to try and gain the school some positive feedback for a change.[/p][/quote]Good, well done the parents. But please do not be too defensive, I do not read the conversation as negative. It is genuine concern..... they are saying please do well and please do not take too long over it. Perhaps the professional Governing Body is not up scratch. Do you need a change? 2 years is a long time[/p][/quote]Thank you for your support mistamina, 2 YEARS IS 2 LONG. Knowitallnewby
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10:22am Sat 19 Jul 14

Routemaster40 says...

It is not strictly true that Beechview School has reached 50. A school, Guinions Combined School was built in 1964 and about 20 years later, at a time of falling school rolls, was threatened with closure as there were many surplus school places in the area.
In the event, Spring Gardens Middle School, at which I had been a pupil many years before, was closed and Guinions Combined School became a Middle School instead. I well remember sitting in the school hall at a meeting when the then headteacher suggested the name of Phoenix (rising from the ashes) as the name for the new school. As the then Chair of Governors, I did not think that name was suitable and asked all attendees to look out of the large window in the hall and tell me what they say. "Keep Hill and Deangarden woods " was the reply to which I replied "Why not call the school "Beechview" as the woods comprised, in the main, beech trees. This was then unanimously agreed and a beech tree then became the new school's logo and featured on the school uniform.
There has subsequently been a number of changes of headteacher and my association with the school is now a distant memory but I wish staff, governors and parents well and that the school comes out of special measures at an early date for the sake of its pupils. Unfortunately for the school ,many local residents now prefer to send their children to a school further away and it needs to attract children from the many new residents in the area which it is unlikely to do whilst in special measures.
It is not strictly true that Beechview School has reached 50. A school, Guinions Combined School was built in 1964 and about 20 years later, at a time of falling school rolls, was threatened with closure as there were many surplus school places in the area. In the event, Spring Gardens Middle School, at which I had been a pupil many years before, was closed and Guinions Combined School became a Middle School instead. I well remember sitting in the school hall at a meeting when the then headteacher suggested the name of Phoenix (rising from the ashes) as the name for the new school. As the then Chair of Governors, I did not think that name was suitable and asked all attendees to look out of the large window in the hall and tell me what they say. "Keep Hill and Deangarden woods " was the reply to which I replied "Why not call the school "Beechview" as the woods comprised, in the main, beech trees. This was then unanimously agreed and a beech tree then became the new school's logo and featured on the school uniform. There has subsequently been a number of changes of headteacher and my association with the school is now a distant memory but I wish staff, governors and parents well and that the school comes out of special measures at an early date for the sake of its pupils. Unfortunately for the school ,many local residents now prefer to send their children to a school further away and it needs to attract children from the many new residents in the area which it is unlikely to do whilst in special measures. Routemaster40
  • Score: 1

11:28am Sat 19 Jul 14

mistamina says...

Routemaster40,
Agreed, residents prefer to send their children to a school further away. Cannot blame parents really. Plus this school is in the neighborhood with areas with some 'disadvantaged' families.
i would debate (not necessarily discount) that this school is unlikely to come out of Special Measures. There are proven effective modern methods and tools available to do this, in any difficult area.
This Head needs first rate sympathetic support, solid well structured guidance and well-mannered direction. No Head can do everything alone.
Routemaster40, Agreed, residents prefer to send their children to a school further away. Cannot blame parents really. Plus this school is in the neighborhood with areas with some 'disadvantaged' families. i would debate (not necessarily discount) that this school is unlikely to come out of Special Measures. There are proven effective modern methods and tools available to do this, in any difficult area. This Head needs first rate sympathetic support, solid well structured guidance and well-mannered direction. No Head can do everything alone. mistamina
  • Score: 1

11:48am Sat 19 Jul 14

Knowitallnewby says...

mistamina wrote:
Routemaster40,
Agreed, residents prefer to send their children to a school further away. Cannot blame parents really. Plus this school is in the neighborhood with areas with some 'disadvantaged' families.
i would debate (not necessarily discount) that this school is unlikely to come out of Special Measures. There are proven effective modern methods and tools available to do this, in any difficult area.
This Head needs first rate sympathetic support, solid well structured guidance and well-mannered direction. No Head can do everything alone.
Your right . What's so scary about becoming a academy, surly they are there to help support you back to standards. If you ask me , this school could of become an academy ages ago. It's seems however they might no want to do this???? Why not is anyone's guess. So many teachers have left, or leaving at the end of this academic year, there is no stability. This school has the capacity of two year entry forms. That's 8 classes! September there will only be 5! Need I say anymore.
[quote][p][bold]mistamina[/bold] wrote: Routemaster40, Agreed, residents prefer to send their children to a school further away. Cannot blame parents really. Plus this school is in the neighborhood with areas with some 'disadvantaged' families. i would debate (not necessarily discount) that this school is unlikely to come out of Special Measures. There are proven effective modern methods and tools available to do this, in any difficult area. This Head needs first rate sympathetic support, solid well structured guidance and well-mannered direction. No Head can do everything alone.[/p][/quote]Your right . What's so scary about becoming a academy, surly they are there to help support you back to standards. If you ask me , this school could of become an academy ages ago. It's seems however they might no want to do this???? Why not is anyone's guess. So many teachers have left, or leaving at the end of this academic year, there is no stability. This school has the capacity of two year entry forms. That's 8 classes! September there will only be 5! Need I say anymore. Knowitallnewby
  • Score: -1

11:50am Sat 19 Jul 14

Knowitallnewby says...

Also, with schools around the neighbouring area filled to the maximum , people are just sitting on waiting lists. Is this fair on the child??
Also, with schools around the neighbouring area filled to the maximum , people are just sitting on waiting lists. Is this fair on the child?? Knowitallnewby
  • Score: -1
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