The Department of Education has admitted it is not fully prepared for the wave of child geniuses who will be starting primary education this coming September.
Infant and primary schools across the UK are reporting serious fears that they will be swamped in the coming new school year after the time-bomb that is the generation of 4 and 5 year old children who grew up with the Baby-Mozart and Baby-Einstein series of DVDs, first released in 2006.
"We have had five years to plan for this unavoidable event, and yet there have been little or no provisions and resources set aside to deal with classroom after classroom of certifiable geniuses", Headteacher Wendy Allsopp explained, "our teachers and classroom assistants are used to overseeing colouring in and teaching basic literacy skills only, they are not trained to deal with the precocious hyper-advanced talents of one prodigy, let alone a roomful of them."
The Dept for Education has said that it will be able to redirect funds away from secondary schools and adult education services to make up any shortfall in the teacher training budget for primary schools this year and next. Education minister Michael Gove MP has said that an announcement will be made in the House this week detailing plans to extend the summer holidays to schedule intensive training of teachers in areas such as advanced calculus, symphony composition, and quantum physics. Teachers will be glad to hear that they will be automatically applicable to claim a student loan for the full amount of £9,000 for the training, to be paid back over a period of many weeks and months.