Curriculum

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

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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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What a difference a word makes. The accepted truth since 2010 is that results in the three-yearly OECD PISA tests for England...

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‘ An exchange scheme that gives teachers in England the opportunity to share experiences with counterparts from Shanghai has...

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Maths Mastery, Shanghai Maths, Teaching for Mastery (TfM) have been buzz words since Shanghai topped PISA league tables in 2009...

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Now there’s a surprise. Introduce a new performance measure such as the EBacc and it doesn’t take a genius to realise schools will change tactics...

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09.12.18 by

In my original article on this subject, ‘The Gap Exposed’, I set out my reasons for believing the current preoccupation with closing the...

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‘…we’ve long been technical education snobs in this country,’ said Education secretary Damian Hinds in a speech at Battersea Power...

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I have just watched Emily Thornbury on the Andrew Marr show (11 Nov 2018) being asked about the view of the London Mayor that, “the problem would...

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A Conference called by the Reclaiming Education alliance

'Education is in crisis. Our children are the most unhappy in the developed world , their...

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