Curriculum

This site’s being saying it for years: reforms to state education in England introduced by Michael Gove are a retrograde step...

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Sir Kenneth Baker, former education secretary from 1986-89, fired a broadside against GCSE reforms in England in a letter to the...

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This is a consultation run by TES. This is the blurb.

Nearly a third of students who took...

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This is essentially an issue typical of historical interactions between the private and public sectors. It is currently topical in the English...

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Transcripts on government websites of speeches by politicians and officials are usually accompanied by the speaker’s mugshot. But this wasn’t the...

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Should there be a rule preventing MPs from repeating questions that have already been adressed many times in the current...

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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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