Rescue Our Schools

Damian, we do not agree with you

Sometimes, education ministers say things that make you wonder more about their own experience of education than their understanding of the issues they are responsible for. Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education, has attempted to defend… Read More

Natasha Devon urges parents to sign our petition

Natasha Devon, a mental health campaigner, was on channel 4 last night talking about exam stress and academic anxiety being on the increase. She mentioned our petition ! Please watch her interview here and sign and share our… Read More

Exam Factories: I don’t judge my child by set criteria and targets. Should I let anyone else?

‘Miss, don’t worry. I’ve already been told I won’t get English or Maths so I don’t have a future.’ These words were said to me two years ago. This was a year 11 boy who had ADHD. I… Read More

Have you, or your child, just done GCSEs?

Dear Rescue Our Schools supporters, we are anticipating some media interest this Thursday – when GCSE results come out – in talking to parents, teachers and students (either openly or anonymously). If you are interested in doing an… Read More

A welcome shift: as students get their GCSE results this week, Rescue Our Schools ruminates on Ofsted’s apparent change of heart

It’s not often that Ofsted gets the thumbs up from Rescue Our Schools. But credit where credit is due. If the guardians of “high standards” really are going to place less stress on exam results — as the… Read More

Exam stress…it’s just too much

Something went very wrong this summer in our education system. Thousands of teenagers were subjected to extreme levels of stress as they were subjected to the new, and much harder GCSEs. Meanwhile, more than a third of eleven-year-olds… Read More

Testing, testing and more testing

It’s been a long, hot exam season. But this year has seen even more pressures than usual, with the introduction of the new GCSEs and A levels. Testing and high stakes exams have become the new normal for… Read More

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