Three headlines from the BBC Education website – at first glance unrelated but with a possible connection:
First headline: “Children’s mental health service cut”
Second headline: “Parents ‘ignore school league tables’”
Third headline: “Short-term politics ‘damages schools’”
- £50 million cut from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services since 2010 is horrendous in itself. Add to this the fact that only 6% of mental health funding is spent on young people and this becomes an abomination of short-sightedness.
(For more statistics and comments on wellbeing, take a look at our post from June 2014 reporting on Dr Tanya Byron’s address to the Festival of Education at Wellington College).
- Parents’ views on education and what is needed for their children are all too frequently ignored. That’s a sad…
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