In schools across the world, we have seen a pattern of students struggling with the expectancy of examinations and getting the right grade and many schools do a great deal to help support the students to succeed.
It is really interesting that I read again this week of a school that has banned homework for their younger students, having realized the extra stresses this can put not only on the student but the whole family. A comment from the Headteacher of the prep school featured in the article proudly stated:
"News of our ‘ban’ on homework features in today’s Daily Mail.
We are delighted that our decision to remove what we see as unnecessary stress on young children has been received so well by everyone in our community and beyond. We really believe that children need some time and space to call their own when they put so much into each and every day at school."