We’re thinking about merging this section, what do you think?

(6 Posts)
MichaelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 20-Jun-19 15:26:35

Hi all,
We’re doing some work on making the Talk boards more useful and user-friendly for both regular and new users. After looking at some stats for the site, we think we could boost activity on the whole by merging some of the lesser used sections.

We’re proposing to fold the topics in this section into the Primary education area.

This should increase the number of topics in the section - and hopefully lead to more posts and responses to members.

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Jollymollyx Thu 20-Jun-19 20:38:18

Yes makes sense as really you have primary school and secondary school, not all schools do a middle school

GeorgeTheBleeder Fri 21-Jun-19 11:18:38

Yes ... I used to spend a lot of time on the Education boards and could never really fathom the purpose of ‘Middle Schools’ as a separate area.

CarrieBlue Tue 25-Jun-19 19:29:15

Middle schools as a section would work if only middle school stuff was here but some posters don’t seem to get what a middle school is so post all sorts. Probably best for it to go

Motorcyclemptiness Thu 24-Oct-19 16:56:09

Yes good idea

mfwannabe Wed 02-Sep-20 19:33:38

I know this thread is slightly old now, I don't know if this is still being considered...

There are a lot more 'middle school deemed secondary' schools vs 'middle school deemed primary' schools (180ish vs 30ish) so maybe the secondary education board would be a better fit? Also, children at Middle school usually have a form tutor then move around the building to subject specialist teachers - much more like secondary than primary.

It doesn't seem a very well used board and a lot of the posts don't seem to be about middle schools at all! Which is a shame as the three tier system is brilliant (I think) and comes with its own interesting areas of discussion (like being completely forgotten by government when year 6s were sent back to school... What about our year 4s and year 8s!)

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