Rescue Our Schools

Seven Myths About Exams

I don’t know about you, but I have had enough of the hoo-ha about exam results day. When I got my O-level results and one token CSE – for this is how old I am – no one… Read More

A parent teacher feels strongly about the difference between independent and state education

After 22 years of teaching in the independent sector I have decided to follow my heart, and return to a state school. I start in September, at a wonderful village primary. Becoming a parent governor at my children’s… Read More

Phasing out Private Schools

Our recent parent blog in support of comprehensive education garnered a huge amount of engagement from our followers. So we thought we would take the debate one step further, and report on growing calls for private schools to… Read More

“….I can say, without any hesitation, that I would not send my children to private school.”

Having worked as a teacher in London schools for over two decades, the majority of that time in the comprehensive public school system and significant portion of time in the private sector, I can say, without any hesitation,… Read More

Madeleine wins award for education campaigning

We are thrilled that Rescue Our Schools’ co-founder, Madeleine Holt, has won the 2019 Fred and Anne Jarvis Award for education campaigning, given by the National Education Union. Madeleine helped set up RoS three years ago and was… Read More

What’s wrong with Being NEET? (Not in Education, Employment or Training)

Not for the long term, but for the short term it’s something that should be tolerated and even encouraged for young people still finding their way, after, (or even before), school finishes at 18. Just over a month… Read More

Winners and losers: Off-rolled for the sake of Progress 8?

So, recently I became a tutor. I am probably one of very few who are doing this for free. I’ve never wanted to be a tutor, but I have been put in a position where I feel I… Read More

Has your school seen cuts to the Arts?

A mainstream current affairs programme is keen to hear stories of how a reduction in arts in schools has damaged children’s educational experience. If you have experienced this, please email us your story and we will pass it… Read More

Celebrating education – an event coming up

We invite you to an event to celebrate the wonderful variety of pedagogies. Organised by the National Education Union and kindly hosted by the Institiute of Education, University College London, this one day event will include speakers and… Read More

Halfon calls for the scrapping of GCSEs. Parents, is it time we push for bold yet beneficial reform?

For many years now I have been telling my long-suffering partner that if I was the Head of Education for the world – or at least England – I would scrap GCSEs. My reasoning has always been the… Read More

Calling all parents who have been asked for voluntary donations

The Independent newspaper is keen to speak to parents who have been asked to plug the funding gap  for school essentials through voluntary donations. Please email us at info@rescueourschools.co.uk  as soon  as possible this afternoon if you would… Read More

Parents, Should our New Year Resolution be Revolution?

This may sound uncharacteristically heartless, but I was so pleased, though the context is horrific, to read Brian Walton in the TES expressing the prevalence of fear in his working life these days. It’s horrifying to learn it… Read More