I have been thinking a great deal about the Foundation Stage, which might be a little odd as my son is now in Year 1. Actually it is only with perspective that I am able to see the true nature of the Foundation Stage and how it really does what it says on the box– lay the foundations for future learning.
I am the sort of middle class parent who might be expected to want a quite formal learning environment. I am certainly the type of parent Mr Gove has in mind when he wants the traditional teaching brought back into schools. This is because my son is very able and exactly the sort who needs a…
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