Bussing pupils to classes is not visionary
AM afraid I cannot agree with those who
of are praising the idea
for “academy hubs” Aberdeen senior pupils.
happening What is actually
which some under this scheme
visionary and a people see as way forward?
pupils It seems to me that
in a particcannot get lessons
own school ular subject in their
take a bus trip and are having to
to another at their own expense school for classes.
where the I can’t quite see
is in that progress or vision scenario.
is failing to education system
some schools, provide classes in no doubt due to
a lack of teachers or other resources.
is that a By what yardstick measure of success?
is offered in Surely, if an exam
subject, that a particular
be taughtinthe subject should pupils’ own schools.
some chilHow much time are
on a bus dren spending sitting
be sitting in a when they could
Itheir classroom studying particular subject?
must be By all means, savings
and efficient found and new
children ways of teaching explored.
using digital The prospect of
offer distance or technology to
qualifies as conference classes
kids around visionary – bussing
of classes certhe city in search tainly does not.
P Smith city centre
classes be HANDS UP: Shouldn’t
schools? taught in pupils’ own