Rescue Our Schools

Very interesting points about school funding that all parents should know

• Analysis of the actual school funding allocations from 2015/16 to 2018/19 shows that the real terms cuts are probably even worse than the £2.5bn that were originally estimated – as school costs have actually turned out to… 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

Did you go to great lengths to get your child into a school?

A national newspaper is looking for parents who would be willing to talk to them anonymously about the lengths they have had to go to in order to secure the school place they wanted: e.g. move to another… Read More

A good art provision in primary schools supports well-being

A good art provision in primary schools supports well-being. My name is Emily Gopaul and I am an artist, art teacher, author and art education advocate with Rescue Our Schools. I recommend approaches that primary schools can adopt… Read More

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