thoughts on moving house
Should I tell 7YO that Santa is... you know?
Gender identity politics, ginger beer and is Uncle Quentin the stupidest person ever?
Last year I saw for myself the pressure children in Year 6 were put under with the end of primary school SATS. My daughter was taught to jump through hoops and ended up with top marks, but was bitterly unhappy, and a year later actually can’t remember any of it. It’s horrible to think that they’re making these tests even tougher. One thing’s for certain, I won’t be letting her little sister sit these tests in a couple of years.
Open Letter from Let Our Kids Be Kids – the voice of tens of thousands of parents who want an end to SAT testing NOW.
Dear Nicky Morgan,
We are aware that you’ve been flooded with open letters recently but this one is a bit different. We’re writing from everybody. We represent the voice of parents across the country. Parents are everybody. They are teachers, they are junior doctors, they are steel workers, they are speech therapists, neuro scientists, academics, small business owners, stay at home mums. Parents aren’t people you can dismiss into a single box; parents are everybody that you were voted in to serve.
- Children as young as 6 are labelling themselves failures and crying about going to school. We know this because we are parents.
- The capacity for children of this age to actually learn the concepts you have asked them to learn is questionable. We…
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