The quickest easiest way to destabilise a child’s development is to disrupt something major in their lives and this usually means home or school issues. SMS knows – we have heard many tales from individuals who lived through the change in Beds and Northants thirty years ago from two tier to three tier. It was an awful experience which affected their lives permanently.
All of us in SMS believe passionately in education, and gradual change helping to support our three tier system to evolve is our strong desire. This is also financially much more sensible, as should “funding envelopes” (whatever that means) change, then individual projects can be cut without leaving a chaos of half-finished buildings, demoralised teachers, and confused children.
Actually, SMS would not support a change from two tier to three tier either, despite believing that three tier is advantageous. It is a complete nonsense to suggest that because no authority is changing to three tier then three tier must be inferior in some way. It is the massive disruptive change that is going to damage our children.
That is why we at SMS are calling for “Evolution not Revolution”.
Why not something today to help us – talk to people, create a buzz, take action.