I am the father of four beautiful daughters whose age range span the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors. I am also a Lecturer in the Foundation Learning department of a further education college. Foundation Learning departments cater for children who have not been successful at their GCSEs by helping them to make a 'fresh start' in education. Often, the reasons for a child's lack of any basic educational success could be traced back to a weak start at primary school. It is my contention that a strong foundation in education is key to a child's success. This hopefully would prevent them having to make a fresh start in education later on.