Rescue Our Schools

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

Did you know York is set to become the worst funded authority in the UK?

An event taking place this Saturday 12th May, aims to look at the effects of this new funding formula on the children of York and also more widely at the impact of the education system on our children…. Read More

SATs: Stop the Damage

We’re hearing from more and more parents who want to take their children out of SATs – but they have been told by headteachers they can’t. This is simply not true. The most extreme case – featured in… Read More

RoS attends Summer of Love Arts

SteamCo, the social enterprise devoted to bringing science and the arts to schools, launched its Summer of Love Arts at Westminster yesterday – and Rescue Our Schools was there. As befits SteamCo events, the whole thing kicked off… Read More

The parent who is saying NO to every single SAT test around