4 Oct '14

News Secret Parent: my daughter tells me that her teachers favour higher sets

In debates about setting the voices of parents get lost. But we are left to deal with the emotional damage done to our childrenFrom the first week of secondary school, setting means children are being psychologically conditioned into winners and losers, and far from improving social mobility through education we are undermining it. When I discovered that my year 11 daughter had been urged at her school not to attend a meeting about additional maths tutoring for GCSE students, I picked up the phone and called the school. This is not the case of a moody 15-year-old upset at being left out and a pushy parent haranguing weary teachers. Rather, those who had told my daughter to keep away were her fellow pupils. Continue reading...

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