Monday, August 20, 2012
All change for British education. I just hope it's a good service.
I remember as an undergraduate listening to a discussion on GCSEs, Radio 4. I was in Ireland, '88/'89; and it seemed to my inexperienced mind that British education was radical and forward-thinking. Having spent twenty years in the system, however, ten as a Senior Manager, my thinking now is that the government should let it be. There are too many changes, repetitions and confusions. Teachers then, I gave up in 2011, have my sympathies as they prepare for another autumn of initiatives. It should surely be possible to have a system that is simple, enduring and recognisable. Ross Morrison McGill suggests that that is not the case as yet.