Is exam success more important than pupil’s wellbeing?

“Pupils’ wellbeing neglected in pursuit of exam success, charity chief warns”

Coalition’s vision for children ‘less rounded’ and ‘more limited’ than previous government, education conference to be told”

Click here to read the full article by Jessica Shepherd

Our View:

By taking a holistic view and looking at the child as a whole, education didn’t rate success solely on exam results but took into account how much progress was made by the child both inside and outside of the classroom. Extended services were being offered by schools which included family events, holidays and after school clubs which many families could not afford to pay for. Surely the benefits of such services is invaluable and impacts on the development of the child in many ways other than their exam results?

With the loss of funding how many schools will continue to fund such events and provide on-going support for families and students?

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4 responses to “Is exam success more important than pupil’s wellbeing?

  1. Ridwana Wallace-Laher

    I think its really important that we consider the ‘whole’ child when we are teaching them….yes exams are important but in a society now where many graduates are finding it difficult to find jobs, its more important that we enable are pupils to become rounded individuals that possess ‘life skills’ and not just a bunch of academic qualifications!

    • I totally agree with you – we should be sending out ‘well rounded’ individuals who will be able to contribute to their communities and really make a difference in whatever they choose to do in the future. Qualifications certainly don’t make the child!

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