What's wrong with our schools and how to reinvent them

Parents, teachers, students and experts alike say that the UK’s education system desperately needs reform. The Times Education Commission has spent the past year trying to figure out how to fix it. Today, we take a look at the recommendations in its report from a more robust focus on children’s wellbeing and mental health to a broadening of the curriculum.

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  • Rachel Sylvester, Times columnist and chair of the Times Education Committee. 
  • Lucy Kellaway, teacher and commissioner. 
  • Nicola Noble, co-head teacher at Surrey Square Primary School. 
  • The pupils at Surrey Square Primary School. 

Host: Manveen Rana.

Clips: Times Education Commission, Evening Standard, Children's Commissioner for England.

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