Teaching

A debate pits opposing views against each other. That’s the theory. And TeachFirst appeared to subscribe to this definition when it launched its... Read more
In July 2014, Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London, announced* that schools in Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT) would receive £260,900 from the... 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
Education Secretary Justine Greening wants a skills revolution . But schools minister Nick Gibb loathes skills . He won’t even let civil servants use... Read more
You, too, can earn millions if you’re a teacher. That’s the message from Mark Steed, director of Dubai-based Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS... 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
Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, part of the Inspiration Trust, has become notorious for its strict behaviour policy especially the rule, now... Read more
‘Thousands more children on track to become fluent readers’, says schools minister Nick Gibb in a Department for Education press release published... Read more
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The inspiration for this article is Steven Pinker’s 1994 book, ‘The Language Instinct’, in which he builds on Chomsky’s assertion of the existence in... Read more
I recently received this link to a video posted on Facebook . It is presented by Michael Moore and appears to have been made on a visit to Finland,... Read more
Governors of St Olave’s grammar school were ‘mortified’ they had ‘probably’ broken the law when they asked A-level pupils with low Year 12 exam... Read more
Cue the usual media images of girls gleefully celebrating their results and Executive Principals extolling the excellence of their schools. There was... Read more
Roger’s latest piece is another closely-reasoned critique of the ‘culture of training’ which is taking hold in English schools. The piece is clearly... 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
Schools minister Nick Gibb is a fan of the Education Endowment Fund’s Toolkit, the resource which helps busy teachers decide the efficiency, or... 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