Should the 'Three Rs' be replaced?
The government's flagship "Three Rs" strategy for improving literacy and numeracy in primary school children has been criticised. Should the Three Rs be replaced?
The £4.5bn strategy was the backbone of Labour's school reforms in England. But teachers' unions have complained of too much government meddling during implementation - a claim which is backed up by a new Ofsted report.
Ofsted says schools have suffered because of the "frequent introduction of initiatives, materials and guidance" which led to "overload" and diminished the effectiveness of each initiative. The government said it was not sorry for focusing on the Three Rs.
What do you think of the Three Rs? What three words do you think sum up the key to a good education? Do you have a child at primary school? Has the education system improved recently?
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