Making the early years count
The maddening point of this whole venture is that the educational establishment swallowed this "environmental road show" with little criticism.
However, in the short term we must hope more education authorities understand that a greater emphasis on language and number skills in early primary years (P1-P5) would equip pupils to profit more from a wider curriculum in the upper primary and S1-S2. Critics may claim that the clock cannot be turned back, but it is obvious that a bus which is careering down a rocky road towards a sharp precipice could do worse that stop and turn around.
We may not know what will come from this proposed change but surely it is a cause for optimism that a cause dear to the hearts of many teachers has at last been recognised at an official level.
Queens Way Alexandria Dunbartonshire