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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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Parents, children, and “an unfamiliar sense of dread”. The need for change in our system of education.

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If you haven’t seen it already we urge you to read the latest column by John Harris in the Guardian. (Memo to Guardian: why isn’t ‘Education’ on one of the tabs at the top of your website? It’s difficult to … Continue reading

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Chinese School and Testing Factories

Just when you think our media can sink no lower in its coverage of education in Britain the BBC comes up with a new series it calls “Are our kids tough enough? Chinese School” – to be screened from 9.00 … Continue reading

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