Back to school

The Christmas holidays are over and all the decorations have been put away for another year. I’ve really enjoyed our kids over this holiday. We’ve walked, visited people, done a few more jobs in the house, and played hundreds of board games; but now it is time for me to let school have them back for 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with our education system in Britain. I think our teachers do an amazing job and constantly strive to achieve the best that they can. But I think that the system is set up to fail both our teachers and our kids. I hate the fact that so much emphasis is put on academic achievement, I hate the fact my four year old comes home with homework every week. I hate the fact that individuality and creativity go largely unrecognised. Children are more than just an end product, defined by their SATs results; I just wish this was celebrated a bit more.

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