And You Thought It Was Just Bin Collections And Sweeping The Streets…

Fewer students are studying maths and science at borough schools than across London.

Haringey Council have launched a commission that will aim to get GCSE students involved in science, after figures revealed a below average take up of the subjects.

A commission..?! For this?

Good lord! Those savage Tory cuts are clearly beginning to bite…

Cllr Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey Council, said: “There are currently close to 3 million jobs in the UK that require STEM skills, with the vast majority of these in industries that are expected to grow in the coming years.

“That’s why the Haringey STEM Commission has been tasked with ensuring that Haringey is best placed to take advantage of the opportunities this presents.

“We want to make sure that our young people are receiving the education and training they need to work in these exciting careers, and that Haringey is a borough where STEM industries can thrive.

“To do this we’re seeking the views, opinions and ideas of all Haringey residents as well as a wide-range of experts.”

I bet every meeting has lots of tea, coffee, biscuits, etc.

4 comments for “And You Thought It Was Just Bin Collections And Sweeping The Streets…

  1. Old Geezer
    November 4, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Perhaps they should just employ some good teachers in their schools, or is that too much of a controversial idea to catch on.

    • November 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      All the good teachers long ago retired or went abroad to teach!

  2. john in cheshire
    November 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Like all good communists, they have to have an acronym for it. Maybe if they just did the jobs they were employed to do and kept their noses out of things that are none of their business; maybe stopped leading beyond authority; the state of education would be given a chance to heal itself.

  3. Hereward unbowed.
    November 5, 2015 at 12:44 am

    As Geezer says, I had a Maths teacher who had a bona fide first class hons degree in Applied Mathematics and we did watch as he demonstrated via a blackboard the Mathematical proofs of such things as differentiation and such like. Oozed, he loved it, knew it and showed it and by God we learnt at the feet of and with a master who could bring his subject alive and make it talk.

    They don’t make ’em like that anymore, he had a vocation.

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