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Face­book users on “Don’t wrap pupils ‘in cot­ton wool’, Of­sted head tells schools”­st­ed­wool

“Our in­spec­tor com­plained that I took the chil­dren out to play in the rain at play­time!”


“This is great un­til a par­ent com­plains and a weak prin­ci­pal puts the teacher to the sword. Sup­port is a rare com­mod­ity in the UK sys­tem, where we are ad­min­is­tered by peo­ple fear­ful for their own jobs.”


“This woman hasn’t got a clue. I won­der if she has ever filled out a risk as­sess­ment for a school trip. Guess who gets sued if a child is hurt?”


“Pro­tect teach­ers and ed­u­ca­tion so we can con­tinue to pro­tect our chil­dren while let­ting them truly live and ex­pe­ri­ence real-life play and learn­ing in the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.”


And on “‘Home­work ex­pec­ta­tions are fast be­com­ing un­rea­son­able and un­re­al­is­tic’”­home­work

“Yup, be­ing say­ing it for years. 90 per cent of home­work is un­nec­es­sary. Ex­tra work for stu­dents and teach­ers, fam­ily ar­gu­ments...let them ride bikes.”


“There is no need for any child to have home­work be­fore they start sec­ondary. If they are not learn­ing through the school cur­ricu­lum, some­thing is go­ing badly wrong.”


“Teach­ers are ex­pected to teach things that par­ents used to be re­spon­si­ble for (pu­berty, drugs, fi­nances, ca­reers ad­vice, etc) and par­ents are now re­spon­si­ble for mak­ing sure part of the cur­ricu­lum is com­pleted at home.”


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