Tag Archives: student voice

SPaG tests, writing objectives, and forms of assessment

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This brief post is the third in our series reviewing what HMI had to say about the development of children’s writing in their Curriculum Matters series. It has particular potency in the light of this week’s national SPaG tests for … Continue reading

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Chinese School – A Student’s Response

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Do we value the opinions of our young people? Do their responses to school help us to improve our system of education? In our blog post yesterday we published some initial thoughts on BBC 2’s “Chinese School”, which was broadcast … Continue reading

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Education, Creativity and “The highest purposes in life”

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“If we’re going to die when we graduate, isn’t it what we do before that counts?” Spoken by a character in “An Education” (2009) – shown on BBC4 last night. Last week we wrote about the achievements of Coventry University … Continue reading

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Coventry University – challenging the system? With new forms of pedagogy?

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Could this be a sign of the times? Coventry University has nudged past many of its Russell Group peers to reach the highest position ever achieved by a former polytechnic in the Guardian league table of universities. Coventry reached number … Continue reading

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