Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds

Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds International Petition. Day Seven. Please consider adding your name to this petition and thank you to all those already supporting it.

By way of an update for petition signatories I submitted the following FOI request to the Westminster Freedom of Information Office today:

“My request refers to the material contained in the Coalition Education Business Plan published and dated November 2010. (As I recall, page 25).

COPY FOLLOWS:

 I should like to know the following:

 a) The cost of the implementation of the proposal to introduce school league tables for five year olds using the Early Years Foundation Stage Profiles. I understand the plan is to publish these on an existing web site, but the information will still need to be collated and gathered from every school in the country, presumably. I should like to know how much this measure will cost. This data should include the cost of any feasibility studies that have been carried out or initial research costs before the proposal was made.

 b) The cost of the proposed reading test for six year olds. This too, is referred to in the coalition business plan and it appears to be something which would be introduced in a pilot scheme this June. I should like to obtain what the cost of this pilot scheme would be, and if possible the cost of the implementation of this scheme. The costs mentioned should include any consultancy costs already spent in the researching of this scheme. It should also include details of the cost of any feasibility studies that have been carried out.

 c) Please also provide details of the cost of any publicity measures that have been used specifically to promote the above schemes including any web sites or web consultancy costs.

Please provide the above information in a PDF format. We have a small child and disabilities in the family so I am unable to visit Westminster very often”.

COPY ENDS.

Here is that International Petition link once again.  Thanks

Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Steven on January 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Reading through your posts as a result of following the link from the Guardian Cribsheet and thought I’d just make you aware of the following with regard to part of point a).

    The collation and gathering already happens – each year LAs are the middle man in the statutory collection process (see page 10 | section 3.4 http://orderline.qcda.gov.uk/gempdf/1445900130/qcda105363p_ara/QCDA104851_2011_EYFS_and_key_stage_1_Assessment_and_reporting_arrangements.pdf).

    It’s this data on which the Statistical Releases are made (http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000961/index.shtml).

    Therefore, the DfE already have a process for collecting the data to generate school level tables!

    See: http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/departmentalinformation/Business%20Plan/a0066843/department-for-education-data-template

    Reply

    • Posted by Frances Laing on January 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks for this Steven, more information coming to light today, will post again as soon as I can!
      Appreciate your feedback.
      Best
      Frances

      Reply

  2. Posted by Rachel Horrocks on January 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree with you Frances. Signed it today. Keep up the fight, there are many like-minded people out there, hope they will all sign it too. Best wishes, Rachel x

    Reply

    • Posted by Frances Laing on January 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you Rachel, so important for me to see your name there. Thank you for your support. Best, Frances

      Reply

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