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Secret Teacher: my school won’t let students fail – so how will they learn?

The Guardian – Staff Writer

“Much of this pressure can be traced back to the introduction of performance-related pay and targets. My school wants us to do everything in our power to prevent a student from failing – whether that’s having them back after lessons or after school to improve or redo minor class assessments. This makes sense, to an extent. As teachers, our job is to help students reach their potential. If they fail to do this, we need to make the time to help them so they don’t make the same mistake again. But this just isn’t what happens.”(more)

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