Teaching

GCSEs and A levels should be replaced with graduation at 18, Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee, is expected...

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This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.

As the number of children leaving...

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What a difference a word makes. The accepted truth since 2010 is that results in the three-yearly OECD PISA tests for England...

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‘ An exchange scheme that gives teachers in England the opportunity to share experiences with counterparts from Shanghai has...

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This article contains many quotes from others (follow the links). All such quotes are in italics. The blog site ‘Reclaiming Schools’ has...

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Maths Mastery, Shanghai Maths, Teaching for Mastery (TfM) have been buzz words since Shanghai topped PISA league tables in 2009...

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The national papers last week were full of praise for Harris Westminster Sixth Form, described by The Time s as the ‘school for...

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Secondary schools which have been less than good for ten years or more tend to be those with a higher proportion of white...

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‘… comprehensive schools, catering as they do for a broad range of abilities, teach at a level which enables pupils with the...

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Check your knowledge of the goings-on in education in England during 2018

Who slated the Department for Education (DfE) about the... Read more
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This third expose of 'the Gap', comes on the back of a reply I received from the BBC's Education Correspondent, Sean Coughlan, in response to my...

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I have recently written a number of articles on the subject of the ‘Attainment Gap’ and the ‘Pupil Premium’. Having discovered the email...

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Minister for school standards, Nick Gibb, is clear . Children who pass the phonics screening test are ‘on track to be fluent readers in primary...

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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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It’s not LAs who control schools but MATs

After a wait which exceeded the time limit for responding to Freedom of...

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The present system in England harms all pupils

There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...

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57% of National Leaders of Governance work in LA schools

Over half of the National Leaders of Governance (NLGs), were...

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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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