Here’s a thought!
In 2017, according to published statistics from the Department of Education , there were 8,026,347 children in State-funded Primary and Secondary schools, State-funded Special schools and non-maintained Special schools.
Let’s consider if there was a group of children within that total which equated to 13 % of the total. By the way the Department of Education doesn’t actually have any numbers of those in that group (Admitted in a Parliamentary Question/Answer) but it is generally thought that 13% is a good guesstimate. That would be 1,043, 425 children in the minority! Not a small number I suggest.
In case you haven’t gathered, I am talking about “Left-handed children”.
Consider a life skill like handwriting which the Department of Education states : “Handwriting is the most fundamental building block of being educated”.
Now for the majority of the children (6,982, 922), there is a statutory requirement within the National Curriculum that schools help them with their handwriting. However, for the 1,043,425 children of the different group, it is NON statutory!
My questions are:
Isn’t it about time some action was taken to improve the situation for the 1,043,425 children?