Grammar schools and selective education increases social inequality rather than reducing it. Evidence from the PISA tests overseen by the OECD internationally shows that “school systems that segregate students according to their performance tend to be those systems where students are also segregated by socio-economic status''. 1
No expansion of selective education – a good local school for every child
The Conservative Government has published proposals to expand selective education in England by allowing existing grammar schools to expand their places. The NUT is opposed to these plans because ALL the evidence demonstrates that selective education has NO positive benefits but many negative impacts:
The NUT recruits and represents teacher in whichever type of school they teach, including existing grammar schools. However, for the reasons above we do not think that the expansion of selective education is in the interests of children’s education.