Teaching

Nearly nine in ten of schools in England are good or better according to latest Ofsted data*. Secondary schools are more likely to be Outstanding (23... Read more
You’d think that arguing over which teaching methods were most effective was a modern argument. But you’d be wrong. Today’s traditionalists regularly... 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
This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting into... Read more
Sponsors’ donations to schools are ‘driving inequality, says Jon Chaloner, founding member and Vice Chair of the Headteachers’ Roundtable . Speaking... Read more
Teacher shortage is a ‘major challenge’ in England, the Education Select Committee said in its second critical report into Government education... Read more
‘ Are you a libertarian or Stalinist? ’ asked BBC Radio 4 Today when it interviewed Michael Gove in January 2011. Gove had been education secretary... Read more
Once again, Henry Stewart has posted an important article on Local Schools Network. Henry reproduces a speech by a former head, which he introduces... Read more
Schools Minister Nick Gibb attacks education ‘experts’ in his speech to Education World Forum. But he then sets himself up as an expert. I’ve written... 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
Schools minister Nick Gibb claims to be swayed only by evidence. He cited two teaching methods which he says were ‘evidence-based’ in the Commons on... 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
Secondary schools in rapidly growing Greenwood Dale Academies Trust (GAT) have been criticised by Ofsted following focussed inspections. Inspectors... 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
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04.12.16 by
Take a break from Christmas preparations. Try our LSN Advent quiz about events in the world of education in 2016. Questions 1-9 all relate to 2016.... Read more
This is a very important publication by Reclaiming Schools/NUT. It is about the corruption and degradation of the primary school curriculum in... Read more
1. Is it the schools, the parents or the children? The Chinese education system regularly scores highly in the international PISA tests, such that... Read more