School culture

This update of my article of 25 April 2016 has been prompted by the recent case of the children of a Syrian family being bullied and the...

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Professor Becky Allen of the UCL Institute of Education has written important articles about the Pupil Premium (PP) that I discuss here and here...

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I have just watched Emily Thornbury on the Andrew Marr show (11 Nov 2018) being asked about the view of the London Mayor that, “the problem would...

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A Conference called by the Reclaiming Education alliance

'Education is in crisis. Our children are the most unhappy in the developed world , their...

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I return to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education,...

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I refer to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education, who...

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Writing for LSN in 2014, the late Maurice Holt noted the ‘transatlantic...

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At the start of 2018, I was appointed governor of a local junior school. And a very good school it is too, with an excellent head and dedicated,...

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The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a seven part guide to improving secondary science teaching .

It is excellent, and...

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This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...

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Inspectors must decide if exceptional pupil movement is 'lawful'

Inspectors must discuss concerns about potential ‘off-...

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This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts.

Major study of 1.8...

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Economy measures dismissed as ‘Hinds Slight’

The Department for Education (DfE) has developed a cunning plan for schools...

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The Guardian of 2 September 2018 carried this story from which I quote as follows (in italics).

Parents have criticised the use of...

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Rise in number of disappearing KS4 pupils

Off-rolling, whereby secondary schools exclude pupils likely to lower an...

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Investigation cast doubt on ‘accuracy or correctness’

An investigation by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) found ‘...

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Shortly to be published research by Professor Michael Shayer reveals an accidental breakthrough in how highly significant cognitive development in...

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Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents

It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards...

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