A Grades For All... What would happen?

The Department for Education has a dream… a vision of a “highly educated society in which opportunity is more equal for children and young people no matter what their background or family circumstances.” Sounds great eh?  What about a happy society? Or a successful society? Or a society in which the population strive to reach their full potential?  I teach young adults 16+ with a broad range of complex learning difficulties and disabilities… are they highly educated enough to be part of this dream society? Just wondering…

Our current education system is built on numbers, league tables and statistics.  If you work within the ‘system’ you are constantly striving to improve on the current teaching, learning and achieving standards.  When will we be happy with what we have got? Will we ever be doing it right? How will we know?

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