Less teaching = more education…?

Another study which suggests that starting school later leads to the same or better understanding of language and reading skills by the end of primary education.

Starting school at seven ‘can boost pupils’ reading skills’ – Telegraph

It’s another indicator for us that starting our boys in school aged 5, or even 4 for Reception classes, is the wrong move. Language development is important but this does not have to done in a formal way and the thought of my nearly 6 year old going through testing to determine their level of attainment just goes against my instincts. Age 7 would be the absolute earliest we would consider a start in school for them.

Maybe one day our teaching establishment will realise that earlier schooling and over testing does not lead to a better eduction and that this is actually why the UK is falling further and further behind other developed countries.

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