Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Things that make me cross....

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A headteacher addresses the Labour conference:

"In Mr Gove's eyes we are a failing school," she said. "Shame on you, Michael, how dare you? 47% of my students gain English GCSE. They believe they're the best kids in the world because that's what we tell them."

So over half the young people you teach come out without a qualification in English - the most basic, the most fundamental, the essential - with Maths - qualification?

Sorry Ms Sharples - it's not those children who are the failure. It's you.

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2 comments:

Henry Crun said...

Maybe if Ms Sharples was a bit more honest with her students, the school would not be viewed as failing.

47% pass rate at GCSE level is a disgrace. Ms Sharples should be sacked.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

So more than half of her pupils cannot even pass GCSE English, which basically my cat would do OK in.

And she tells them they're the best kids (sic) in the world?

No wonder our system is so comprehensively useless.