A round-up of the past few days education related headlines
Three out of four parents have witnessed aggressive or reckless behaviour from drivers competing for a spot, a study by Allianz Insurance has found. Offences include parking on zigzag lines outside school; stopping in the middle of the road to unload children; speeding to seize a free space; parking on the pavement and double parking. Cllr Peter Box, Chair of the LGA’s Economy and Transport Board, said: “It is impossible for councils to regulate parking by wardens alone. Camera cars are deployed in response to pleas by parents and teachers about cars being parked illegally.”
Gove’s maths overhaul ‘risks damaging children’
The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is wrong to suggest his new maths curriculum is based on those in high-performing countries like Singapore, a new report claims. The reforms introduce children to division and multiplication tables at too young an age, it argues. The report by a manager of an international forum on the teaching of maths, argues that the Coalition’s plans for a new primary school curriculum should be suspended.