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A family’s experience of selective education: the divisions and unrealistic expectations placed upon us

A father and daughter have written this piece for us about their experience of life in a selective local authority.

I don’t want to denigrate my teachers in any way, but on a social and emotional level the stress of the selective school system in my area perpetuated unreasonable expectations on young people to fit into stereotypes associated with the “natural orders” within our community. 1,013 more words


My words for Full Council on selective Schools Motion

At the Trafford Council meeting of Wednesday 11 November 2015, the following motion was tabled by the Conservative Group:

This Council welcomes the Conservative Government’s recent decision to allow a new Grammar School site in Sevenoaks in Kent, reflecting the desire of local parents for increased provision. 570 more words

Lucy Powell

Champagne Socialism and the Education Trap

The worst thing about modern Britain is Champagne Socialism – even the Tories often sound like them as the concealed snobbery of Champagne Socialism perfectly fits with their desire to lose the label ‘Nasty Party’ without ditching their viler opinions. 499 more words


Abolishing grammar schools is not enough

by Patrick Yarker

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has agreed that Weald of Kent Grammar School, a single-sex academy in Tonbridge, can open a new building in Sevenoaks. 808 more words

Which grammar schools want more pupil premium students?

I wanted to find out how many of our 163 grammar schools give priority to disadvantaged pupils in their admissions arrangements for academic year 2016/17, and by what means. 3,297 more words


More Grammar schools should lead to more Morlocks

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to confirm an expansion in selective schooling, in order to finally create a race of ‘troglodyte over-lords’. In a homage to H. 243 more words


A message to parents prior to the 2015/16 Transfer Tests


If the general public needed additional evidence of the growing gulf in connection between politicians and ordinary people they need look no further than this Ulster Unionist motion on the Assembly Order Paper for Tuesday 3rd November 2015… 731 more words

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