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

Not secondary school ready? How does this prepare our year 7 children??!

This year’s SATs results show that more than a third of eleven-year-olds ‘failed’ the tests: they will be told by next week that they are ‘not secondary school ready’. In what sense are we raising standards, as the… 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

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

Speaking up for speaking

RoS went to an excellent event organised by the English-Speaking union. We heard from children of all ages about how learning to articulate their feelings and listen respectfully had given them a sense of self-worth and being able… Read More

Parents needed to speak out against SATs

ROS is getting more and more media requests for parents willing to speak out against SATS. If you have something to say, please get in touch with us via email.

RoS at the Young Teachers Conference for the NUT South East Region

We were delighted to be invited to speak at the NUT Young Teachers Conference in Brighton, alongside esteemed academic Howard Stevenson and the Portsmouth MP, Stephen Morgan on March 10th. It was so uplifting to hear so many… Read More

Our response to green paper on mental health

“Government should join the dots between education policy, the retention and recruitment crisis in our schools, and the rise in emotional and mental problems in young people of all ages.” Thank you to everyone who sent in their… Read More