Curriculum

ASCL launches inquiry into system leaving pupils 'deflated' The Association of Schools and Colleges has launched an inquiry into GCSE results which,... Read more
Evidence that the title of this article should be taken seriously can be found here and here . On 7 October 2018 I wrote to the Fair Education... Read more
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, hard... Read more
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a seven part guide to improving secondary science teaching . It is excellent, and draws... Read more
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 meet his Irish equivalent... Read more
Alleged ‘grade inflation’ hasn't ended Remember when Michael Gove used to bang on about grade inflation? His reformed GCSEs, rushed, untrialled, and... Read more
Shortly to be published research by Professor Michael Shayer reveals an accidental breakthrough in how highly significant cognitive development in... Read more
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