This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...Read more
Why did Ireland do so well in global reading test? SoS asks
Education Secretary Damian Hinds visited Dublin last week to...Read more
Alleged ‘grade inflation’ hasn't ended
Remember when Michael Gove used to bang on about grade inflation? His reformed...Read more
Shortly to be published research by Professor Michael Shayer reveals an accidental breakthrough in how highly significant cognitive development in...Read more
Too hasty to say higher results in global reading test are due to policy changes
‘ Good phonics teaching, as highlighted...Read more
Girls in shanty towns and refugee camps are made more vulnerable by inadequate clothes .
Dress A Girl Around the World is a US based...Read more
In 2016, English primary pupils were ‘the first pupils to take part in the PIRLS study since the Government’s education reforms in 2010,’ said...Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...Read more
Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and...Read more
Developing countries can show England how to solve the teacher supply crisis, a Times article (7 April 2018 behind paywall) claims.
According to schools minister Nick Gibb, the debate about reformed GCSE English Literature earlier this week was ‘just one more example’ of Labour...Read more
‘ For decades, the overwhelming weight of international evidence – including the influential longitudinal study from Clackmannanshire in Scotland...Read more
Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k...Read more
This is the title of a publication by ‘More than a score’.
More than a score is a broad coalition established by the largest teachers’...Read more
At the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the March Hare tells Alice that she should say what she means.
‘I do,’ Alice replied; ‘at least—at least I...Read more
It’s happened before. And it’s likely to happen again. The Department for Education (DfE) publishes an announcement with misleading data. This is...Read more