The Times Educational Supplement
reports that league tables for 5 year-olds are to be scrapped.
This is welcome news although the petition organiser said she was keeping the petition open in case the Government decided to resurrect the tables after the publication of the Tickell review of early years education in the Spring. This might be a wise move. The Bookstart scheme, reprieved in December, has discovered that its funding has actually been reduced by 50%
. And despite the Government’s U-turn on funding for Schools Sports Partnerships, three East Midland SSPs
face an 80% cut in funding, and 3 jobs are to go in Lincolnshire.
Could it be that these U-turns are reversed, in whole or in part, when the outcries have died down?