Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds International Petition Day Fourteen. Early Day Motion 1285 day five.

Stop League Tables for Five Year Olds International Petition Launch day fourteen. Close to a thousand signatures and an article by journalist Helen Ward in the Times Educational Supplement today:

Anger builds over league tables for five year olds.

If you haven’t signed the petition yet please do so at this link: “International Petition to Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds”. Forgive me for repeating myself – I believe it helps people to find this information on the net. 

As far as the Parliamentary Early Day Motion is concerned, it’s day five since it was created and already ten M.P’s have signed: Early Day Motion 1285 was put forward by the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas M.P and reads as follows:

“That this House opposes the Government’s proposal to begin publishing school league performance tables for England’s five year olds on a school by school basis; believes that such an unprecedented development puts both young children and their teachers, parents and carers under unwarranted stress that is distinctly unhelpful, especially for children at such a tender age; further believes such tables to be divisive and unnecessary; and calls on the Government to abandon its plans to expose young children and their schools to the pressures of the league table system”.

Here are the EDM signatory scores so far to date: (With the Green Party clearly in the lead)

Labour Party – 9

Social Democratic and Labour Party (Belfast South) – 1

Lib Dems – Nil

Conservatives – Nil

EDM 1285  
 
LEAGUE TABLES FOR FIVE YEAR OLDS 17.01.2011
 
Lucas, Caroline    10 signatures
  Campbell, Ronnie   Caton, Martin   Corbyn, Jeremy
  Flynn, Paul   Lavery, Ian   Lloyd, Tony
  McDonnell, Alasdair   McDonnell, John   Meale, Alan
 
 

We need over two hundred signatures to achieve a debate in Parliament so please ask your own M.P to sign. 

Petition link: Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds

Early Day Motion 1285 Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds.

If you would like to ask your own Member of Parliament to sign this Early Day Motion – you may want to make use of some of the petition text as background – it is best to personalise your email/letter and include a comment of your own. 

To see the petition background text click here: International Petition to Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds.

To find your M.P’s email address and contact details click here:

http://www.parliament.uk/about/contacting/mp/

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