Click on the link to go to this lovely post on Facebook – a letter that Barrowford Primary School sent to its Year 6 pupils.
In the context of ever-more-onerous and unhelpful standardized testing of ever-younger children, this shows that – despite the administrative and emotional pressures they face – some schools and teachers continue to find ways to love and support the children they work with…..
As Mama Bean comments:-
‘In a world where it is difficult to identify and embrace our own sense of self-worth over the external value that is placed upon us, this sentiment is nothing short of amazing.’
Oh, and for those deciding educational policy: what does this letter ‘going viral’ tell you about what people actually value and want? Not to mention research evidence of what actually serves our children and us as human beings, and the evidence from countries that test less and later (and produce much stronger results), e.g. Finland.
Good on you, Barrowford.
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