Curriculum

‘The tech gurus of Silicon Valley know that screens do not belong in the classroom’ Times leader 10 February 2018 (£) This isn’t new. The Daily Mail... Read more
Test your knowledge of education events discussed on this site in 2017. One point for each answer (they’re at the bottom – don’t cheat) and a bonus... Read more
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07.12.17 by
This post is prompted by an article in today's 'i' newspaper that includes a table of EU and EFTA countries in order of the percentage of secondary... Read more
Ofsted had recommended that reception teachers should teach children to read using systematic synthetic phonics. All the evidence shows that... Read more
Skills are dead, knowledge is king. That was the contribution by schools Minister Nick Gibb to the curriculum debate reignited by Ofsted chief Amanda... Read more
Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s chief inspectors, welcomes the Association of School and College Leaders’ (ASCL) Commission on ethical leadership in her... Read more
Teaching morale is low these days, what with cuts, workload, high stakes tests... And that’s without twitter drawing attention to self-promoting... Read more
Would you like an education based on enjoyment, creativity, love of learning? Would you like a change from the moves towards rote learning and exam... Read more
Answer: when it’s a general cognitive ability. In the behaviourist ideology of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) that is increasingly... Read more
This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August. “The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their non-... Read more
Mellissa Benn wrote powerfully about this in a Guardian article of 18 July 201 7: There could not be a more favourable time for the development of a... Read more
For many years the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) , which is part funded by the Department for Education, has been evaluating approaches to... Read more
' Curriculum for Excellence fears add to surge in home schooling’ booms the Times today. It claims the rising number of home educated children in... Read more
This year nearly 40% of children in their last year at primary school have been told they did not reach the ‘expected standard’ in Key Stage 2 SATs.... Read more
Former Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw was famous for comparing himself to the Clint Eastwood character, Pale Rider. He notoriously said... Read more
I was prompted to write this article by a recent telephone conversation with the complaints section of my Electricity Supply company. I won’t bore... Read more
The last week has not been good for schools worried about money. The Chancellor seems immune to warnings about the state of school funding. The... Read more
The width and depth of this misunderstanding is demonstrated in this Guardian headline . New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that anyone who... Read more