SATs

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’...

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The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been...

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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...

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Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s chief inspectors, welcomes the Association of School and College Leaders’ (ASCL) Commission on ethical leadership in her...

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‘Thousands more children on track to become fluent readers’, says schools minister Nick Gibb in a Department for Education press release published...

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George Orwell thought semicolons were unnecessary. Kurt Vonnegut loathed them. The first rule of creative writing , he said, was ‘Do not use...

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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...

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Cuckoo Hall, Enfield, was one of former Education Secretary Michael Gove’s favourite primary schools. The headteacher, Patricia Sowter, was one of...

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This is a very important publication by Reclaiming Schools/NUT.

It is about the corruption and degradation of the primary school...

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The Standards and Assessment Agency, the quango responsible for setting tests in primary schools, is ‘ broadly fit for purpose ’, the review into...

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My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools...

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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...

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Emma Bishton's picture
23.07.16 by

It's been a busy couple of weeks. No I don't mean trying to keep up with the headlines or the fallout from the headlines, though I can't say that...

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English school children are among the most tested in the world. Yet there’s no evidence frequent, mandatory, national tests raise educational...

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Zombie statistics rose from the dead yesterday in Parliament when Angela Rayner , shadow education secretary, called on the government to review...

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There was much crowing when schools minister Nick Gibb flunked a grammar question on Today . The Sun , for example, sent him to the ‘bottom of the...

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16.05.16 by

Einstein captured the issue in a single sentence. “ Sometimes what counts can’t be counted, and what can be counted doesn’t count. ” With Maths in...

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A ‘rogue marker’ was responsible for leaking the Key Stage 2 Sats paper, a Department for Education source said yesterday.

So far, so...

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