“We are the people we’ve been waiting for…”. Who Are We?. Group of Students from Hertfordshire Ages ranging from 7 to 17. Our Objectives. Watch and analyse a film outlining the British Education System. Discuss and decide what we – as students – want from our education.
Every student matters
Input and Output
‘The future is a race between education and catastrophe’ – H. G. Wells
Theoretical and applied rather than vocational and academic
Creativity and poverty
-School’s need to realise potential.
-Focus on balance between creative/academic.
-Students today are the potential of tomorrow.
-Don’t want to polarise any student from the classroom.
-Talking and teaching about current issues.
-It gave a clear message.
-It links education with current issues.
-It emphasises the responsibility of the teachers in addition to the students.
-Singles out the teachers as privileged.
Good teacher-pupil relationships
More discussions, less reliance on textbooks
Varied lesson structures
More independent learning/research from a younger age
Recognise potential and let people know of their options
Theoretical and applied instead of academic and vocational
More subject specific
Tying in creativity with productivity
Linking school life to the wider world, lessons on current affairs
Too much focus on exams
Lack of preparation for transition between key stages
Too much pressure from teachers and other students
A brief overview, we want details
Pushing for grades not potential
Lack of balance between grades and potential
Over reliance on technology, solely learning from a computer screen, we want more hands on teaching
Ignorance of what is going on around us
Lack of encouragement for participation socially
Ineffective generic career days, we want one-to-one adviceManifesto
What we want to see
What we don’t want to see