Elephants and Moles

Hola. Hope you are well.

For those that don’t know, away from the glare of showbiz I work as a Teaching Assistant and have done for just over 2 years. Prior to this I attempted to make a living via the creative industries, mainly delivering poetry workshops. In the last few weeks the government want to get rid of TAs from schools and want to cut the funding for the arts, this is on top of the cuts they made not that long ago. If the government mention policies that target bloggers, I’m going to take it personally.

It been a busy time for Education secretary Michael Gove as his department have announced changes to GCSEs. One of the big differences is that instead of a letter based grade system A*-E  they are going to introduce  a number based system 8-1. That must have been one hell of a brainstorm session when they came up with that.

I thought instead of a letters or numbers why not use different animals to depict grades, maybe an elephant could be a high grade and a mole a lesser grade. Other suggestions from my colleagues at work have included using colours and different mimes. Feel free to let me know what you would use as grades. You can contribute via the comments button.

Til next time, stay safe!



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