Malvern is a town in Worcestershire, famous for Malvern College, the coeducational public school, and for Malvern natural spring water. Of course, in the UK, a “public” school in fact means a “private” school, for which parents pay fees for their children to attend. A “public” school in the UK is, strictly speaking, “a state school”.
Towards the end of 2013, global league tables in learning proficiency known as PISA tests (Programme for International Student Assessment, collated by the OECD) showed that Britain and several European countries languished in the lower levels, whilst Eastern countries did far better, with Shanghai in China coming top. The British education system and teachers are under fire for apparently letting literacy and numeracy in Britain sink to a parlous state.
In defence of hard-pressed teachers, it’s difficult for them to provide all the learning support for school students and younger children, if even harder-pressed parents are both out working long hours and unable to sit with children at homework time, or read to them at bedtime. Studies have shown that regular bedtime reading to pre-school children is the biggest incentive in learning to read.
Technology may play its part, in that family members of all ages are more inclined to be tapping keys than turning pages, although there’s no reason why parents or older siblings should not share an eBook with a younger child, given the wide choice of narrative and illustrated books online these days.
Injury lawyers in Malvern
Are you on here seeking injury lawyers in Malvern because you have had an accident, or been injured because of someone else’s negligence or actions? In fact, if you live in Malvern or thereabouts, it may not be essential to have injury lawyers in Malvern represent you, since most claims these days are started online, and many can be settled online too.
Accident Advice Helpline
To find out more about your personal injury compensation claim, and to establish whether your claim is viable, plus to get an estimate of how much compensation you could win, talk to one of our trained and knowledgeable advisors on 0800 689 0500 (from your landline) or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Should you wish to start your claim, fill us in on all the details of your accident and we can send you the forms, ready for you to check and sign. Thereafter, injury lawyers in Malvern, or elsewhere in the country, can handle the legalities for you, without bothering you with every tiny detail. Why not call us now and find out the facts about your compensation entitlement? Or text “CLAIM365” to 88010 and we’ll call you back.
Date Published: 6th December 2013
Author: David Brown