That humans are differently endowed across every measurable parameter is an established fact. It is also a fact that the education world...Read more
Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and...Read more
Using calculators can improve pupils’ calculating and problem-solving skills, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has found.
This is the title of a publication by ‘More than a score’.
More than a score is a broad coalition established by the largest teachers’...Read more
We’ve been here before. Time and again this site has said there isn’t enough data to come to a firm conclusion about the performance of free...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
‘Thousands more children on track to become fluent readers’, says schools minister Nick Gibb in a Department for Education press release published...Read more
George Orwell thought semicolons were unnecessary. Kurt Vonnegut loathed them. The first rule of creative writing , he said, was ‘Do not use...Read more
This year nearly 40% of children in their last year at primary school have been told they did not reach the ‘expected standard’ in Key Stage 2...Read more
Cuckoo Hall, Enfield, was one of former Education Secretary Michael Gove’s favourite primary schools. The headteacher, Patricia Sowter, was one of...Read more
This is a very important publication by Reclaiming Schools/NUT.
It is about the corruption and degradation of the primary school...Read more
The Standards and Assessment Agency, the quango responsible for setting tests in primary schools, is ‘ broadly fit for purpose ’, the review into...Read more
First, the good news in yesterday's written statement : plans to make Year 7 pupils resit end-of-primary tests if they didn’t reach the expected...Read more
English school children are among the most tested in the world. Yet there’s no evidence frequent, mandatory, national tests raise educational...Read more
Zombie statistics rose from the dead yesterday in Parliament when Angela Rayner , shadow education secretary, called on the government to review...Read more