In praise of Year 8
Jul25

In praise of Year 8

The last few weeks of school, since before May half-term even, were relentless. I had no idea just how full-on it would be to have one child leaving primary school and one child doing his GCSEs, then finishing school early and hanging around at home asking for lifts. There have been so many events and so much driving around, it has been exhausting. I was joking about it to another parent on social media who was going through the exact...

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New curriculum – First report
Jul23

New curriculum – First report

You may or may not have noticed, but at the start of this academic year our (I’m trying to think of an appropriate adjective, but I can’t right now) government saw fit to thrust a new curriculum on primary schools. Now maybe I’m being naive here, but as a parent with 10 years’ experience of kids in primary school, the curriculum didn’t appear to be broken. So I’m not sure why it needed fixing....

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