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For many years the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) , which is part funded by the Department for Education, has been evaluating approaches to... Read more
This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here . Politics and education are inseparable and always have been. This is clear... 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
Young people need careers education in schools which is embedded into and fits alongside the curriculum and is informed by labour market information... Read more
Since I published this article I have received a lot of email correspondence from internationally respected academics. The general thrust of this has... Read more
This article shows that the East Asian education systems that come out at the top of the PISA rankings sink to the bottom half of the table when... Read more
My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools is... Read more
My book, ‘Learning Matters’, was published before ‘Attainment 8’ and ‘Progress 8’ were finalised and published. This article is therefore something... Read more
Does your family make you smarter? by James Flynn Book Review by Roger Titcombe James Flynn is an internationally respected, towering figure in the... Read more
This is a short version of the full article which appears here I will address these issues in the reverse order that they appear in the title. The... Read more
I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession. It is... Read more
This week (20 June), former Chancellor and Tory elder statesman Ken Clarke stated that the referendum should never have been called because the... Read more
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I am a retired (2003) headteacher. The mother of two of our grandchildren is Vietnamese. Vietnam is too hot to visit in the school summer holidays.... Read more
This is a summary version of the full article which you can read here Although this could be one my most important articles in relation to improving... Read more
SATS: One Parent’s Dilemma English children are now the most heavily tested in the world – and a revolt is building within weeks of the Year 2 and... Read more
Co-authored by Roger Titcombe and Janet Downs The government increasingly involves itself in what should be taught and how it should be taught.... Read more
I am writing this shortly after the Chancellor, George Osborne, made his March 2016 budget announcement that all the remaining Local Authority... Read more