Rescue Our Schools

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

Want to be part of a SATs sit in?

More than a Score is planning a SATS SIT IN on December 5th. Anyone fancy running an event, or know of a good area with lots of keen parents? More than a Score is planning a SATs Sit-in… Read More

We are on LBC again this morning talking about school uniforms

Madeleine Holt talks to Nick Ferrari this morning about school uniforms after this article in The Mirror sparks debate.  Read the article here What do you think? Does your school’s choice of uniform have any bearing on your… Read More

Location and time change for event tomorrow – Children and Parents Parliamentary briefing.

Layla Moran, John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas are among a cross-party panel of MPs hosting a Parliamentary briefing-with-a-difference tomorrow. At the event, children will come from all over England to tell and sing their stories of how years… Read More

Very important event this Wednesday – Children and Parents Parliamentary briefing. Please join us

Layla Moran, John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas are among a cross-party panel of MPs hosting a Parliamentary briefing-with-a-difference on 10 Oct, 2018. At the event, children will come from all over England to tell and sing their stories… Read More

Parents, our children are in the hands of careless money-makers and political agendas. Isn’t it time we demand change?

This week you’ll find my blog takes quite a personally political journey. My politics are very left leaning but I am also very angry with this current government as I witness the impact of their policies furthering the… 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

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

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