Rescue Our Schools

Misers at the top: Are we satisfied that our schools can now pay for those ‘little extras’?

You know the closing scene of the 1970 film, Scrooge, where the people of London are kicking their legs out in front, behind and to the side, as they follow the reformed Ebenezar? Their thumbs looped around their… Read More

What do you think of Philip Hammond’s “little extras” for schools???

When Philip Hammond stood up to deliver his budget speech on Monday, we – along with teachers, parents, headteachers, unions, other campaign groups and many MPs – had reasonable expectations. Knowing that campaigners across the country have highlighted… Read More

Very interesting points about school funding that all parents should know

• Analysis of the actual school funding allocations from 2015/16 to 2018/19 shows that the real terms cuts are probably even worse than the £2.5bn that were originally estimated – as school costs have actually turned out to… Read More

A good art provision in primary schools supports well-being

A good art provision in primary schools supports well-being. My name is Emily Gopaul and I am an artist, art teacher, author and art education advocate with Rescue Our Schools. I recommend approaches that primary schools can adopt… Read More

Do you feel let down by your school transport choices?

We would like to hear from parents who struggle with getting their children to school due to transport costs. Read this example of a council who have no regard for this issue. Suffolk County Council was happy to… Read More

Did you know the government are trying to reintroduce testing for 4 year olds?

  Rescue Our Schools was proud to speak at the launch of More than a Score’s Baseline dossier – an indictment of the government’s plans to test all four-year-olds in maths and literacy. Tracy Brabin, shadow early years… Read More

RoS spoke about the importance of creative learning at ArtConnects event Sat 24th February

Rescue Our Schools spoke on behalf of the More than a Score alliance at a super creative event in Camden in North London, #ArtConnects. Organised by the social enterprise, SteamCo, a gamut of creative thinkers and activists talked… Read More

Do you have anything to say about young people’s mental health?

Government is writing policy on this right now. Mental health affects a growing number of young people in education from reception to university. If you want your opinion to count then  we will present your comments, anonymously, in… Read More

RoS at Headteachers’ Roundtable

Rescue our Schools was at the Headteachers’ Roundtable conference yesterday, to learn from headteacher Caroline Barlow about how the Worthless campaign got school funding up there as a political issue.

Listen to this ! Excellent podcast clip of Madeleine Holt talking about education

  Just in case you missed it, here is a clip of Madeleine Holt speaking to Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd last monday.

Reasons to be cheerful

Rescue Our School’s co-founder, Madeleine Holt, will be talking to Ed Miliband on Monday 19th February in his much-listened to podcast. Madeleine will be talking about how we are becoming international outliers in developing such a narrow and… Read More

Important motion passed in York for education

The City of York Council passed an important motion last Thursday night (14th Dec) calling on the Secretary of State for Education to look again at the funding settlement for York which has seen it’s pupils become the… Read More