Young people are right to care about the future. But marching while skipping school is only one, and not necessarily the most...Read more
Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.
As we know from...Read more
The values of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust are ‘clear, explicit and shared across the trust’, Ofsted wrote in its second...Read more
'We [the Treasury] were able to increase the education budget by £1.3 billion last year... ', the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told...Read more
School refusal, school exclusions, self harm, drug culture, gang violence, social media and child suicides all appear to be linked, but...Read more
‘Inspirational and dedicated strategic leadership’ is provided by the chief executive officer, Dr Jennifer Blunden, at Truro and...Read more
The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?
What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...Read more
GCSEs and A levels should be replaced with graduation at 18, Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee, is expected...Read more
This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.
As the number of children leaving...Read more
What a difference a word makes. The accepted truth since 2010 is that results in the three-yearly OECD PISA tests for England...Read more
‘ An exchange scheme that gives teachers in England the opportunity to share experiences with counterparts from Shanghai has...Read more
This article contains many quotes from others (follow the links). All such quotes are in italics. The blog site ‘Reclaiming Schools’ has...Read more
Maths Mastery, Shanghai Maths, Teaching for Mastery (TfM) have been buzz words since Shanghai topped PISA league tables in 2009...Read more
The national papers last week were full of praise for Harris Westminster Sixth Form, described by The Time s as the ‘school for...Read more