Lunacy! The Government believes that Teachers should stop asking pupils to put their hands up to answer a question because it holds back more timid classmates. They should instead pick the children they want to respond to questions so quiet pupils are tested as well as the keener ones. The Department for Education said the measure would help tens of thousands of "invisible children" who fail to make enough progress at primary school.
This is SO patronising of our teachers, and so removed from the reality of the class-room. Children who can answer questions SHOULD be encouraged to put their hands up, teachers know how to cope with the more quiet pupils without this politically correct gibberish being forced upon them. There is not doubt that Government interference in Education is destroying our schools which is why we need to get its malign influence out of the class rooms! Hands up for that