[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 58 views]
Delay school starting age until at least six, academic says

By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Telegraph
11 Jul 2014
A Cambridge University psychologist says children in Britain are starting school too early, suggesting those who delay formal education until six or seven get better results
Children in the UK start school too early, says David Whitebread, from Cambridge University. Photo: Getty Images
The school starting age should be delayed until six or seven because early exposure to formal education is damaging children’s reading skills, a Cambridge academic has warned.
David Whitebread said pushing children into school reception classes from the age of four placed …

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[10 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 189 views]
Gove strikes a blow for British values

Daily Mail
10 June 2014
This was the day the Cabinet spat over hostile media briefings paled into insignificance, as the true nature and scale of the Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal emerged in horrifying detail.
What has this country come to, when children at supposedly secular British state schools are indoctrinated into a ‘narrow, faith-based ideology’ inspired by an extremist interpretation of Islam?
How have we reached a point where non-Muslim pupils can be excluded from publicly-funded school trips to Saudi Arabia… or where taxpayers’ money is hijacked to set up an Islamist …

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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 2,676 views]
Crisis in Primary Places

One in seven children fail to win admission to their first choice school .Tens of thousands of children have missed out on their first-choice school this year…

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[23 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 6,904 views]
Surge in admissions lotteries threatens children’s right to place at local school

Parentsoutloud say this was ever thus it nothing new look back on this site and you can read posts on school place lotteries some years ago…