Jules Daulby is a Literacy and Language Co-ordinator in a comprehensive in Dorset. As part of her role, she leads a specialist Speech and Language base, an alternative curriculum for students who follow ASDAN instead of a GCSE option and is responsible for whole school literacy.
When justifying why we need grammar schools, Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, said:
“Because some children need to be academically stretched”.
= 80% of children in the UK don’t need to be.
“We must reward hard work and aspiration” said Prime Minister, Theresa May.
= 80% of children have low aspirations and don’t work hard.
“We are lucky enough to have grammar schools in Kent; other counties are not so lucky” exclaimed MP for Sevenoaks, Michael Fallon.
“We” = minority of parents who get their children into those grammar schools.
“Meritocracy” = The deserved few.
“Deserved” = Children who are not clever enough to get into grammars don’t deserve our money because they don’t try hard enough.
“Some children are better doing vocational subjects” = 80% of children are good with their hands and a test at 11 will decide.
Vocational = Cor blimey, governor.
Academic = Spiffing.
Non-tutored IQ tests = We’ll get your child through the 11+ if you pay us lots of money.