Thursday, 22 July 2010

Looks can be deceiving..

This morning, like every other morning, I watched the BBC News before leaving for school. Right as I was about to leave, there was a report about the government cutting this Build Schools for the Future thing and how the schools which already got their investments to improve their schools. Interestingly, it had claimed that the schools with these new buildings were actually improving the grades of student which sounds a bit weird. Okay, new environments can change the mind-set of some people but I didn't that it could improve concentration or people's attitudes to doing school work. Furthermore, these studies are completely inaccurate (as they are measured just in the one year of the new buildings) but the idea of that sounds dumb anyway. I guess the only thing these buildings are doing is attracting more people to jump onto their schools which seems attractive with these new buildings; that's all.

I love, however, how my school's head teacher had done this 15 minute presentation about the quality of the school being based on the students' relations with staff, good behaviour and attendance and overall good success. Which is how you should measure 'a good school'


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