Found out this week that for the GCSE's and SATS exams my school is going to send minibuses round to pick up the pupils who can't be bothered to turn up on time directly from their house. When questioned about this the staff were told that 'its part of our every child matters policy.' Surely by the second exam they will cotton on to this and just use it as a means to stay in bed longer. Things like this, and giving out equipment that they'd been told to bring themselves really annoys me. Its no preparation for the real world. Pupils aren't allowed to fail anymore, even if they deserve to. Every child matters should not mean endless coursework extensions, free equipment, not expelling pupils because they're from challenging backgrounds etc. What about the reliable well-behaved pupils don't they matter as well?