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Nick Gibb MP Repeats 2015 Admissions Assurances But Parents Awaiting Action

Numerous media outlets are reporting the Schools Minister Nick Gibb’s comments at the British Library this week; e.g. The Telegraph’s Parents of summer born children will be allowed to start school aged five, minister says   Education Editor Camilla Turner reports that he said, … Continue reading

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Still No Word from DfE on Summer Born Children ‘Losing Out’

In the latest issue of ‘Teach Early Years‘, early years campaigner Richard House interviews co-leader of the Summer Born Campaign, Michelle Melson, about why the DfE is dragging its feet over promised changes for summer born children, and the seriously … Continue reading

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Summer Born Campaign’s Michelle Melson Presenting at Education Event in Wales

Michelle Melson, co-leader of the Summer Born Campaign, will be speaking at the latest CPE Learning Exchange (LEX) event: Educational Difference – Flexing and Personalising Education. It takes place on Saturday 4 November 2017 (10am – 4.20pm) in Conwy, Wales and promises a … Continue reading

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Solutions to Summer Born SEN Discussed in Schools Week Article

In a Schools Week article this weekend, Stephen Gorard, professor of public policy at Durham University, says we must Stop labelling summer-born pupils as SEN! He makes some excellent points, but on the subject of “age-standardisation of all results”, we disagree. … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4’s Whodunnit? Investigates Summer Born Issue

The Summer Born Campaign‘s Michelle Melson is interviewed in episode 4 of a new BBC Radio 4 five-part series asking, Whodunnit?, The Calendar Conspiracy Presenter: Michael Blastland Producer: Katherine Godfrey A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4 “Children born in summer … Continue reading

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Campaign Coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live

BBC Radio 5 Live’s presenter Sam Walker hosted an excellent discussion on the Summer Born Campaign this morning, with guests including Michelle Melson (campaign leader) and Fiona McGuckin (parent of a summer born child). You can listen to it here (at … Continue reading

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Not the First Time? Summer Born Adults Recall Being Made to Miss a Year of School in the 1970s

Anyone else miss out on a year of primary school? A few years ago, I came across the discussion forum above. It describes a chronological reorganisation of children in school, which does not appear to have considered their individual best interests, and includes the … Continue reading

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