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The radical new solution for an age-old problem

In an era of decreasing resources and increasing upheaval, our model of progressing through school based on birthdate is woefully anachronistic – so let’s create a truly personalised system instead

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Despite what our prime minister has said, the age of austerity is not yet over. Indeed, according to some leading economists, it will continue until at least 2025. And it is unlikely that the world we are left with will ever be the same as it was before.

Amid decreasing funding for public services, our current systems are no longer fit for purpose. Increasingly, we need to do more with less and, within education, we need to prepare our pupils for an uncertain future. Despite all this, we continue to cling to some of our centuries-old structures, certain that they are the best way to run our ...

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