|Posted by Kay Mawson on September 24, 2015 at 5:25 AM|
My son was back to school for two weeks when he had to endure two heavy talks about this year being GCSE Exam year. They then had their dinner cards removed as punishment for any child averaging Grade B or below. Dinner cards are used to leave the premises at lunch time so that they can have a good break outside the school and be treated as adults. This is far from asking children to focus on their Grades. This is a strive for the school to achieve A*s to look good on paper. My son has Tourette's Syndrome. When he is stressed, the tics increase to a flare up where he struggles. His tics are motor and affect him throughout his entire body. With stresses like this, he is likely to have a flare up. The school will not allow him to stay in school when its severe as he starts with Vocal Tics too. School behaving like this aren't going to allow him to remain stress free. They're going to enhance an expected level of stress. Ive told my son that Grade C or above, is what employers are looking for. He's achieving well above that but is still told by his school to try harder. Education has a lot to answer for.