Institute of Education Researcher Supports Flexibility But Not Current Process

IMG_0540Tammy Campbell, researcher at the University of London’s Institute of Education, and one of the witnesses at the recent Education Committee Evidence Check, is quoted in Nel Staveley’s April 20 article, “8 reasons why summer babies face an uphill battle at school and in life“, saying:

There is evidence that some children who have just turned four are not developmentally ready for the current reception curriculum…

The fact that a parent has been able to delay her summer-born daughter starting reception is therefore positive – but this should be possible for any child who is not yet ready for reception.

Exercising this right is currently dependent on parents having the time, knowledge and resources to fight for a delay to their children’s start dates.

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One Response to Institute of Education Researcher Supports Flexibility But Not Current Process

  1. birchrm says:

    Not just ‘time, knowledge and resources’ but blood, sweat and tears are needed to fight this, not to mention energy, the whole fight for a delay is exhausting! And so unnecessary.

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