Curriculum

STA investigated St Matthew’s CofE, Hillingdon, for ‘maladministration' The Standards and Testing Agency has annulled maths SAT results for St... Read more
Pupils told inspectors they now feel safe in school Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (GYCA) became notorious when it opened in September 2017 for... Read more
Gaps in provision mean many pupils will miss out Education secretary Damian Hinds has announced a £5m fund for twenty ‘careers hubs’ intended to... Read more
Nine in ten local authority schools are good or outstanding According to schools minister Nick Gibb, speaking to the Freedom and Autonomy for Schools... Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country. Thirty years ago this summer the Great Education... Read more
The ‘north/south attainment gap’ claimed to exist by The Sutton Trust, The Social Mobility Foundation, the DfE, the National Schools Commissioner and... Read more
The decline in inspection outcomes for non-association, non-special independent schools during the academic year 2016/17 ‘has been quite stark’, says... Read more
I have received this response from The Sutton Trust to my article questioning the ‘attainment gap’ . Research by John Goldthorpe has shown that... Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust . Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s powerful words [... Read more
Five challenges face English schools, Robert Halfon, Conservative chair of the Education Select Committee, said yesterday. He was speaking in an... 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. The Times cited... Read more
On 31 March 2018, I watched a BBC 2 Sir David Attenborough programme about birds’s eggs. Although I have only a modest interest in garden birds,... Read more
She stole the show at the Oscars – little Maisy Sly, profoundly deaf, who played Libby in the film The Silent Child . The film won the Oscar for Best... Read more
According to schools minister Nick Gibb, the debate about reformed GCSE English Literature earlier this week was ‘just one more example’ of Labour’s... Read more
Amanda Spielman, Chief Ofsted inspector, told the ASCL annual conference yesterday that she wants a ‘frank discussion’ about teacher workload. As she... Read more
We have ways to make schools conform to a centrally-imposed curriculum. That’s the message from Policy Exchange (PX) in its report, ‘ Completing the... Read more
According to legend , Robert Bruce lost his gauntlets while visiting Clackmannanshire, a tiny local authority nicknamed ‘The Wee County’. When... Read more