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The failure of education is not because kids are getting dumber, stuff is getting harder to learn, the internet is a distraction or parents are less co-operative. It is because education in schools is run by idioys who can't see what's staring them in the efffing face.

B Sc In Stating The bleeding Obvious
by fatsally.
2007-11-08
CREATIVE COMMONS: Attribute, non commercial, no derivs.
KEYWORDS: education, school, schools, pupils, teachers, SATS, bureaucracy, government

Key Stage 2
SATS
NUMBER
Paper 1
A school opens its doors at 8.50am. The children have to be in the classroom by 9.00am for registration. Assembly is from 9.10am to 9.30am.

The Numeracy hour starts at 9.35am and finishes at 10.35am when the children go out for morning break.

The children return to class at 10.55am and the Literacy hour starts at 11.00am and lasts for one hour until 12noon.

Lunch break is from 12 noon to 1.00pm.

In the afternoons, over the course of the week, the children fit in all the other subjects they are required to be taught under the guidelines of the National Curriculum, including at least an hours P.E., art, music, geography, history, RS, PHSE, IT and 3 hours of science. The school day finishes at 3.30pm and the afternoon includes a fifteen minute break. When the children come back into class after lunch the register has to be taken again and the children have a period of between 20 and 30 minutes when they are reading independently or to the teacher or classroom assistant.

Question 1) Is it possible to fit all of the above into a normal school week, given an accepted level of disruption and tardiness on the part of the pupils?

Question 2) Is it really necessary for a team of researchers to tell us that children spend too much time learning Literacy and Numeracy to the detriment of other subjects?

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