Curriculum

In Loco Parentis

Throughout my teaching career the legal and professional advice to schools and individual teachers was at all times to...

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When Donald met Ron

In the autumn of 2016, Donald Trump paid a visit to a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio. Candidate Trump...

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You can read Part 1 ‘The role of religion’ here .

The first important step is to point out the difference between the state and the...

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Could it be the Department for Education is using schools minister Nick Gibb as an Aunt Sally?

Only...

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Calls for the government to back down on the EBacc are likely to increase following a decision by the Russell Group universities...

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The Bishop Anthony Educational Trust (BEAT) has ‘not been successful enough’ in improving schools with significant weaknesses,...

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The government’s curriculum programme trials have raised serious questions about the timing of the pilots, their scale, links...

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‘…there is no evidence from the attainment data that these [exam] reforms helped lower-attaining pupils,’ concludes Education Datalab in its...

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Is the Department for Education media department a computer programmed with stock phrases?

No matter...

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Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.

As we know from...

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School refusal, school exclusions, self harm, drug culture, gang violence, social media and child suicides all appear to be linked, but...

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The value of metacogition has been recognised by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and followers can sign up to receive a ten...

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Schools Minister Nick Gibb has a new enemy in his sites: ‘futurologists’.

Futurologists attempt to...

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The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?

‘Self...

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What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...

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GCSEs and A levels should be replaced with graduation at 18, Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee, is expected...

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This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.

As the number of children leaving...

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The Independent Grammar School Durham (IGSD) opened in September 2018 promising low-fee, ‘no-frills’ education.

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