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SPaG tests and writing objectives for 11 year olds

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In our previous post we set out the objectives for children’s writing by the age of 7, as outlined in a booklet written by Her Majesty’s Inspectors in the Curriculum Matters series. Our aim is to compare and contrast what … Continue reading

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Children in Distress: The NUT/Hutchings “Exam Factories?” Report

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If we can judge a nation by the way it treats its children, and by the overall wellbeing of its children, then please consider the following evidence from the NUT in today’s Guardian and elsewhere: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jul/04/children-exams-teachers-school-anxiety-nut Children ‘in complete meltdown’ … Continue reading

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Young People Seeking Help for Exam Stress

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Many people reading an article in today’s Guardian will be appalled by what they see in it – but how many will lift a finger, or write a tweet, an email, a letter or a blog post about it? http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/may/14/calls-to-childline-over-exam-stress-break-recordsContinue reading

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Mindfulness Update for Educators and Parents

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It seems a tipping point has been reached with regard to ‘mindfulness’ and it being a regular part of our national and international conversations. It’s only a few years since ‘mindfulness’ was first mentioned on television or radio, but is … Continue reading

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