The Bishop Anthony Educational Trust (BEAT) has ‘not been successful enough’ in improving schools with significant weaknesses,...Read more
The government’s curriculum programme trials have raised serious questions about the timing of the pilots, their scale, links...Read more
‘…there is no evidence from the attainment data that these [exam] reforms helped lower-attaining pupils,’ concludes Education Datalab in its...Read more
Is the Department for Education media department a computer programmed with stock phrases?
No matter...Read more
Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.
As we know from...Read more
School refusal, school exclusions, self harm, drug culture, gang violence, social media and child suicides all appear to be linked, but...Read more
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has a new enemy in his sites: ‘futurologists’.
Futurologists attempt to...Read more
The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?
What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...Read more
GCSEs and A levels should be replaced with graduation at 18, Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee, is expected...Read more
This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.
As the number of children leaving...Read more
The Independent Grammar School Durham (IGSD) opened in September 2018 promising low-fee, ‘no-frills’ education.... Read more
What a difference a word makes. The accepted truth since 2010 is that results in the three-yearly OECD PISA tests for England...Read more
‘ An exchange scheme that gives teachers in England the opportunity to share experiences with counterparts from Shanghai has...Read more
Maths Mastery, Shanghai Maths, Teaching for Mastery (TfM) have been buzz words since Shanghai topped PISA league tables in 2009...Read more
Now there’s a surprise. Introduce a new performance measure such as the EBacc and it doesn’t take a genius to realise schools will change tactics...Read more