Teaching

Secondary schools which have been less than good for ten years or more tend to be those with a higher proportion of white...

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‘… comprehensive schools, catering as they do for a broad range of abilities, teach at a level which enables pupils with the...

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Check your knowledge of the goings-on in education in England during 2018

Who slated the Department for Education (DfE) about the... Read more
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22.12.18 by

This third expose of 'the Gap', comes on the back of a reply I received from the BBC's Education Correspondent, Sean Coughlan, in response to my...

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I have recently written a number of articles on the subject of the ‘Attainment Gap’ and the ‘Pupil Premium’. Having discovered the email...

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Minister for school standards, Nick Gibb, is clear . Children who pass the phonics screening test are ‘on track to be fluent readers in primary...

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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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