Letter: Helen Parker says brilliant teachers of all ages are ground down by the numbers and by administrators who lack imagination, courage and leadership
Yes, education does need a complete overall for what does our current education Syllabus produce, well not much, except ‘sausages’.
Sausages, well, Yes, for they are there to ensure students receive an education for them to pass exams to get a Certificate, which in reality is there to ensure a few to go to university and maybe some more to get a job.
But for many students it does virtually nothing, certainly not to enable students to live their lives. Does it provide for students to learn life skills, does the syllabus enable students to learn anything which will be useful in their forthcoming lives.
Well I believe not, for it did not for me, not that my school life was wasted for it was not, but that was down to me not school. There was a school Master whose job content included to enable students leaving school to have some idea what they would be doing when they left school. But for me that did not occur and it was up to myself to propel myself into a career into what I had no idea was was about. However, from my own endeavours I did come through and received the promotions that I wished for.
Was I lucky, I feel I was, were there any students who find their school lives were wasted, perhaps this was down to themselves , but the schools should be there to help them.
The teachers do their best, but the system is what is wrong, for education is not centred on students, but on a system, which assumes all students are the same, ‘one fits all’, which is never going to be right.
As per usual in the UK, the money available is way insufficient, yet another area where it is not, for there is health and certainly social care to name two more and there will be many other areas.
Again it is the system, for systems need to change for they should be there for everyone, but currently the system is there for the system.