Rescue Our Schools

The Learning Burden: Why the ‘L’ word has become a thorny issue in our household.

I am a terrible eavesdropper. I have to warn you. Two weeks ago, I referred to an overheard conversation in the queue of JD Sports, and this week I want to start with a conversation my wagging ears… Read More

Silence in the corridor! Is this really the way to create the emotionally intelligent problem solvers of the future?

I didn’t enjoy school. I found it a stressful, threatening environment. Every weekday morning, I woke to a lurch in my stomach. I only came into my own during the sixth-form, but even so, a memory comes to… Read More

What is creativity? Can we teach it? and Why does it even matter?

Emily Gopaul is an artist, author and art educator and will be writing for Rescue Our Schools on the subject of creativity and the visual arts in schools. Look out for her blog, Teacher Voice, on our website… Read More

A Parent’s Dilemma: The Fork or the Sunbeam. How do we protect our children’s happiness in the current assessment culture?

‘I didn’t turn up, fam. Didn’t do it…sixth time I haven’t done it.’ I overheard this while queuing in my local JD Sport – a recent habit demanded of my parental status. I’d guess the speaker was nineteen-years-old…. Read More

Parents…we think this will interest you

My husband is so glad I am writing this; that I am here with Rescue Our Schools, blogging about the current concerns many parents are raising since the recent education reforms. His joy comes from the fact he… Read More

BBC Today programme talks education last week

Has marking had its day? Let’s hear it from William Law primary school in Peterborough, where teachers are talking to pupils about their work instead. Every fortnight the teachers sit down with one of their students, and for… Read More

Have you heard of the Big Education Conversation?

Some 100 teachers, heads, parents, business and community leaders gathered at Manchester University to kick off the Big Education Conversation last week. The aim of BEC is to get everyone – students, grandmothers, business people, you name it… Read More

Should we cut selection at university entry?

Following on from our concerns with the ever increasingly high bar set for GCSEs, what would our secondary education look  like if universities took the lead and scrapped selection at entry? A good piece writted by Laura McInerney… Read More

Early Years are so important

We don’t ask you to join many petitions, but we think this one is really worth signing up for. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/halt-the-eyfs-review-until-a-panel-with-true-eys-experts-only-is-convened

We must fight to keep the arts in schools

Here is a great article written by Emily Gopaul about a subject very close to our hearts. Read the article here: To foster a love of art in children, we must teach it at primary school

RoS speaks out against stressful GCSEs

RoS co-founder was invited onto LBC radio last tuesday to speak about Michael Gove’s policy to increase the content of the GCSE syllabus. Listen here   We would love to hear your views and your stories if you… Read More

National Education Service roadshow

We made sure Rescue Our Schools was at one of the very first roadshows organised by the Labour Party to discuss its proposed National Education Service. The shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, gave an opening address. She made… Read More