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What’s the formula for success for Finland’s schools?


What’s the formula for success for Finland’s schools?

We’ve talked before on these pages about the success of Finland’s schools and what it is that gives them their (almost) mythical success.

The pupils start their school career later and seem to cruise through it with minimal effort and testing, and yet, every time those PISA results come through, there they are, bumping along at the top, delivering far better ‘value’ than the US, for example, manages.

So here’s another attempt to explain, this time from the Pearson Foundation which, in another attempt to find the magic formula, pinpoints early intervention and sustained individual support for every student as the keys to educating the ‘whole child’ in Finnish schools.



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