Monday, December 10, 2007

Adding specialised services while core service is crap. I wonder why?

It seems that schools are doing so well that they are looking at expanding the range of services that they are going to provide. They will be looking at providing additional specialised services such as help with housing, benefits, parenting skills and health within school-based centres - and a helpline offering parenting advice. Read here.

If this was to continue there would be one big organisation providing services for all. The state really will be in a state then but never fear it will be the most efficient of its kind. Well only because it will be the only game in town. Everything else will be assimilated into it and the Soviet dream of our lords and master would become a reality. But that isn't going to happen. Simply because the pigs with their snouts in the trough need to have big departments to give them legitimacy. All praise personal ambition.

Who are the idiots that dream up these schemes? Schools are not achieving there core requirements and it looks like rather than fixing these issues it will expand into other, more easily achievable, areas where it will drag up it's scores on the latest tick box scoring system that is in place. Soon schools will be looking at a call answer rate of 97.5% withing 20 seconds because that seems to be something that looks good on paper. Of course only the brightest and best will work on that statistical exercise and the other end of the scale will be teaching the kids. If you can call it teaching.

I'm sure it will all show a statistical improvement while our kids slip further down the league tables until a farmer in Zimbabwe knows more about english and maths than our kids will.

2 Comments:

At 5:27 pm, Blogger Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Many of the independent schools do this osrt of thing already, Bag and have done for years. The school which offers the most gets the paying customers.

 
At 7:48 pm, Blogger Bag said...

I must admit i was not aware of that but at the same time I am fairly confident that those schools actually educate their children and that these services are a compliment to their core services and not a distraction as they will be for us.

 

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