Rescue Our Schools

Silence in the corridor! Is this really the way to create the emotionally intelligent problem solvers of the future?

I didn’t enjoy school. I found it a stressful, threatening environment. Every weekday morning, I woke to a lurch in my stomach. I only came into my own during the sixth-form, but even so, a memory comes to… Read More

A Parent’s Dilemma: The Fork or the Sunbeam. How do we protect our children’s happiness in the current assessment culture?

‘I didn’t turn up, fam. Didn’t do it…sixth time I haven’t done it.’ I overheard this while queuing in my local JD Sport – a recent habit demanded of my parental status. I’d guess the speaker was nineteen-years-old…. Read More

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Grammar schools access £50 million – but few plan improved access for disadvantaged pupils

More than thirty grammar schools are seeking a share of the £50 million Selective School Expansion Fund, and although it’s a condition of expansion that the schools produce an “ambitious and deliverable” plan to improve access for disadvantaged… 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

Sir Ken Robinson talks about testing of children in the early years

Listen to this short clip of Ken Robinson talking about testing in school today. He as a book out called You, Your Child, and School  – well worth a look.

Rochdale girls show great initiative

A great initiative from girls in Rochdale: they want an education system that prepares them for the challenges ahead. Let’s get behind it! https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-rochdale-girls-say-educate-for-our-future-create-a-new-curriculum

This is what More than a Score say about testing of four year olds

The government is spending more than £10 million to bring back its failed baseline assessment scheme. If it goes ahead, almost every four-year-old in England will be tested when they enter school.This is pointless and damaging. Pointless because… 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

Listen to this ! Excellent podcast clip of Madeleine Holt talking about education

  Just in case you missed it, here is a clip of Madeleine Holt speaking to Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd last monday.

Mental Health Question Time

RoS attended the ‘Mental Health Question Time’ event organised by the National Elf Service and hosted at UCL last night, 21st February 2018. You can watch the footage here. Panellists and their comments included: Dr Dominique Thompson (GP… Read More

RoS’ Madeleine Holt on Reasons to be cheerful podcast today

Listen to this podcast with Ed Miliband and Geoff Llyod talk to James Graham, Jez Bennett and Madeleine Holt about how we’re failing to tutor the next generation adequately, in particular failing to put creativity at the centre… Read More

What do you think about young people’s mental health ?

We are calling on you to let us know what you think about how the government propose action on improving mental health provision for young people. Read more about it here. We have a deadline to respond to… Read More