Teaching

Professor Becky Allen of the UCL Institute of Education has written important articles about the Pupil Premium (PP) that I discuss here and here...

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It’s not LAs who control schools but MATs

After a wait which exceeded the time limit for responding to Freedom of...

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The present system in England harms all pupils

There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...

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57% of National Leaders of Governance work in LA schools

Over half of the National Leaders of Governance (NLGs), were...

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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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I return to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education,...

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Prioritising data and results is endemic…

Ofsted has seen evidence of declining education quality driven by narrowing the...

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I refer to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education, who...

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PM’s dodgy statements were ‘factually correct’, Hinds says

‘Ensuring the integrity of education statistics is very...

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Evidence that the title of this article should be taken seriously can be found here and here .

On 7 October 2018 I wrote to the Fair...

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At the start of 2018, I was appointed governor of a local junior school. And a very good school it is too, with an excellent head and dedicated,...

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The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a seven part guide to improving secondary science teaching .

It is excellent, and...

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This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...

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This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts.

Major study of 1.8...

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Why did Ireland do so well in global reading test? SoS asks

Education Secretary Damian Hinds visited Dublin last week to...

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Knighted psychologist accused of fraud

The hugely-influential work of educational psychologist Sir Cyril Burt dominated...

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Economy measures dismissed as ‘Hinds Slight’

The Department for Education (DfE) has developed a cunning plan for schools...

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The Guardian of 2 September 2018 carried this story from which I quote as follows (in italics).

Parents have criticised the use of...

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