Unfortunately education issues are not confined to the UK. We are in contact with a wonderful group of parents in Osaka, Japan who are also fighting against the marketisation of their children’s education. This is their message to… Read More
Halfon calls for the scrapping of GCSEs. Parents, is it time we push for bold yet beneficial reform?
For many years now I have been telling my long-suffering partner that if I was the Head of Education for the world – or at least England – I would scrap GCSEs. My reasoning has always been the… Read More
Rescue Our Schools writer, Charlotte Wolf was interviewed on the Victoria Derbyshire show this morning, opening up the debate on whether GCSEs should be scrapped and what education is actually for? Watch here from 43:00 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002jmt/victoria-derbyshire-11022019
‘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
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
That’s the way to do it..united against more testing..John Swinney warned to scrap primary one tests or face boycott
Simon Johnson, scottish political editor writes on 15 AUGUST 2018 John Swinney has been presented with an ultimatum of scrapping the SNP’s controversial primary one tests or facing a mass boycott. Upstart Scotland, a literacy charity, is distributing… 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
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