Tag Archives: Nick Gibb

Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough.

“The aim of education policy should be to provide the right education for every child. That for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough

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“The aim of education policy should be to ‘provide the right education for every child’. That ‘for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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The EBacc Debate: Is it the Right One?

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Yesterday, (4th July 2016), there was a debate in parliament about the EBacc and the potential inclusion of the expressive arts as a compulsory component of the EBacc. Currently, the English Baccalaureate is made up of: English mathematics history or … Continue reading

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We need Special Measures for the Department of Education and its Teacher Training Policies

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An epic failure. A colossal mess. There isn’t any other way to describe the performance of England’s Department for Education. Consider the findings of the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts on “Training New Teachers”: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmpubacc/73/73.pdf Missed targets to … Continue reading

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SPaG tests – How did we get here? HMI and English from 5 to 16

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Back in the days when HMIs were the most respected force in the land for improving education they published a series of booklets called Curriculum Matters. The first booklet in the series was English 5 – 16. It appeared in … Continue reading

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#KidsStrike3rdMay – Let Kids Be Kids

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We can’t let #KidsStrike3rdMay go by without publishing a blog post on this superb intiative that’s put high stakes tests back on England’s national agenda. “Sats are making learning nit-picky and joyless “: One parent’s open letter explaining why she … Continue reading

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C4’s “Dispatches” – “Cheating the System” – Why?

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This week Channel 4’s Dispatches featured an investigation into the education examination system. “Cheating the System” was its title. A more appropriate investigation would have been “Why is there cheating in the system?” The reporter Seyi Rhodes investigated reported “cheating” from … Continue reading

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