I don’t often agree with Michael Wilshaw in fact I often make a point of it. However even a stopped clock yada yada, Michael Wilshaw said something so… 841 more words
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I am a Lincolnshire parent, former school governor, an advocate for comprehensive education and I have Dyslexia.
I have leant the hard way that once people know I have Dyslexia they will listen to my ideas and then reconstruct them to fit their own agendas. 658 more words
The Parental Alliance for Choice in Education welcomes Arlene Foster’s recent statement on education if it is a vow of commitment to her educational vision and not simply a sound bite. 531 more words
Sadly, comprehensive schools of the 1950s and 1960s never reached South Lincolnshire. I went to a “red brick” secondary modern school in Louth while my better-off counterparts attended the local grammar school, the history and traditions of which go back to at least 1548, supported by the Church and local guilds. 1,395 more words
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
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