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Rt Hon Justine Greening MP revise the UK education system to follow Finlands model

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Finlands education system is ranked among the best in the world! Children do less, but learn more. The focus on education should be on LEARNING rather than TESTING! Our children and teachers in the UK are suffering in an overpressurised environment where focus is on testing and results rather than on learning and fostering, happy, healthy, rounded children. Teachers and children alike are swamped under the endless quest for better results. In my own experience I was told by my daughters teacher that they are expected to teach the children work that is appropriate for children at least 2 years older. This relentless pressure on teachers and children is damaging to both parties. Children cannot learn, flourish and thrive; teachers cannot nurture! Children are sent home with far too much homework right from an early age. Reducing valuable play time, and family time. Please can the UK government learn from the Finnish example. Please reduce national testing in  UK schools. Please reduce pressure on children and reduce homework. Allow children these valuable years to "be children" and play. Please revise the UK education system to follow the highly successful Finnish model. Our children will be so much happier...and yes ultimately more successful. Our teachers will no longer feel overworked and undervalued, and will be able to fulfill what should be a "nurturing" role.



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