Potentially of course this would be a wonderful idea, provided it didn't wasn't just entirely extra normal lessons and provided fun learning experiences for the children, exploring beyond the restrictions of the curriculum, and didn't just load more work onto the already overburdened teachers, or give pupils a more negative attitude to school. Somehow, I doubt it would be implemented with such thoughtfulness, though.
Never mind. At least the Tories are doing this for the poor children and not for the convenience of their parents, right?
"Parents would love to have schools starting earlier in some circumstances, and certainly going on later in the afternoon, given the reality of [their] working lives," he said.Oh. Perhaps not then.
In related shock news, rent-a-quote lobby group Parents Outloud say something sensible in response:
Margaret Morrissey, of the lobby group Parents Outloud, said: "I think the suggestion the government made about one-to-one teaching for these kids would be a more preferable way of improving these children's performance.Wonders will never cease.
"I am just not sure whether taking away a child at weekends is actually going to make them cleverer in the week."