Tag Archives: Primary school

A Shocking Failure To Provide School Places

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Screaming headlines in news bulletins today – 50% of local authorities have a shortage of Primary school places, and the situation will get worse during the next two years. Shock horror. How did this happen? Don’t we have armies of … Continue reading

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Primary Schools – Does Size Matter?

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There were two important education-related news stories in the press last Saturday, alongside the news about Michael Gove’s grilling at the NAHT conference (following the vote of no confidence in him) and Sir Ken Robinson’s scathing article in the Guardian … Continue reading

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The ‘Standards Agenda’ and a Big Lie about Education

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It’s important to understand that correlation is not the same as causality. Statisticians understand this, and so should teachers, parents and politicians, many of whom have traded on a false assumption about an inability to reach Level 4 in English … Continue reading

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Creativity From a Primary Source

Here’s another interesting article from the Guardian Education this week. http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/feb/06/scondary-primary-innovative-teaching-learning The article asks a different question – can secondary schools learn from primary schools? Our simple response to that is YES! Again, what is education for? We would suggest … Continue reading

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