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St Laurence School Failing its Pupils Mr Colquhoun?
Posted on 02 Jul 2008 by concerned
St Laurence now has an OFSTED of good with outstanding features, just to update misinformed readers. The school is generally good, and affords its pupils many opportunities both to do well academically and receive important out of classroom education. It constantly seeks ways of improving consulting the governors, parents, students and staff. <br /> <br />The real problem with St Laurence is probably a feature of many non-selective state schools. The pupils that do the best are the ones that are motivated by constant self-improvement. Those that have other motivations, such as competition suffer more. The main problem is that St Laurence School does not focus on the individual and what is needed for their education. There is an emphasis on pupils achieving 5 A* to C grades at GCSE, but insufficient help in spending time with pupils examining what they could personally achieve. The school has similar failings when helping students what to study at GCSE, A level and assistance going to university, or planning the next step. Essentially, education is not managed on an individual basis. <br /> <br />Luckily, what St Laurence is "outstanding" at is improving. Student, staff and parent feedback is taken into account every year and necessary improvements made. However, the school occasionally treats educating like a business, and examines how to improve for the next few years, so after realising their mistakes they often let years slip by without "catching them up".
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