You’re right that the system would still let those kids down. I’ve seen arguments that good teachers will look to leave comps to teach in grammars but currently teachers are leaving schools on mass from deprived areas anyway.
The only solution is to improve the management of schools and demote heads of failing schools. Look at the good schools in deprived areas who get it right. Nearly always it’s Church of England or Catholic schools because they have strong discipline procedures and unlike most schools have a remit to teach ethics/right and wrong. Kids will always push their limits, it’s the schools job to shape good behaviour.
May was very right when she said it’s a post code lottery
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socwhat happens if your daughter dosent get into the new grammar schools
Well I’m 9 years off that stage but we intend to move to a better school area before then anyway, which means she should still get a good education. I’d try and get her to resit it in subsequent years. If we were stuck in the same area I’d consider private school.
There’s good comps and bad comps and at the moment it’s a post code lottery. For instance Blair’s kids went to one of the best comps in the country. Milliband went to one of the best comps in the country. You can be pretty sure they didn’t have new teachers every year, continual supply teachers which means they can’t do scientific experiments and PE Teachers teaching them English.
Ofcourse you could come out of school with no education and be successful in life, some of the kids who went to those schools will be successful. It’s just a lesser percent will do well.