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by JIM CURRAN
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Life without school
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Life without school

Families borrowing to buy food a week into UK lockdown

Food Foundation warns of crisis as YouGov poll reports 1.5m people worrying about hunger

https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... f-lockdown
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Life without school
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Life without school

UK school closures prompt boom in private tuition Surge in demand for online tuition, while rich families take tutors into isolation with them The private tuition industry is booming amid the coronavirus pandemic, with school closures and fears of infection driving unprecedented demand for online te...
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Life without school
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Life without school

Ten million British children are about to get a taste of home schooling. Increased inequality will be the result

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ying-field
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Social Mobility and Education
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Social Mobility and Education

The expert in social mobility who says education cannot make it happen Politicians don’t want to hear the truth, which is that for people to climb the social ladder, others must move down, says leading sociologist John Goldthorpe Very interesting and well worth a read. https://www.theguardian.com/ed...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ofsted inspection grades 'Counterproductive'
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Ofsted inspection grades 'Counterproductive'

‘Counterproductive’: Majority of school leaders want Ofsted inspection grades overhauled

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/educ ... 01586.html
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children are reading less than ever before
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Children are reading less than ever before

Children are reading less than ever before, research reveals Just a quarter of under-18s read each day, study shows in run-up to World Book Day Interesting comment from Michael Rosen '“We have countless examples of research showing that children who read for pleasure widely and often are best able t...
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: iPad use in schools is ‘distracting’
Replies: 0
Views: 354

iPad use in schools is ‘distracting’

iPad use in schools is ‘distracting’ and leads to shopping and gaming, report finds
Highly critical review commissioned by Ratoath College is likely to be influential

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/educati ... -1.4187316
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Outstanding primary schools fail Ofsted inspections
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Outstanding primary schools fail Ofsted inspections

Downing tools in protest is not the way to solve headteachers’ Ofsted problems

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... d-problems
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics makes the difference
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Phonics makes the difference

An Old and Contested Solution to Boost Reading Scores: Phonics As test scores lag, there’s a growing debate between proponents of the “science of reading,” which emphasizes phonics, and traditional educators who prefer to instill a love of literature. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/15/us/reading-ph...
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Outstanding primary schools fail Ofsted inspections
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Outstanding primary schools fail Ofsted inspections

I’ve always felt that the shools Inspectorate were out of touch with the day to day functioning of class room life. A number of years ago we were trialling a new English and Maths curriculum for the lower streams. One day two inspectors arrived at the school. The English inspector sat in on one of m...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: College cheating scandal
Replies: 0
Views: 491

College cheating scandal

College cheating scandal: Pimco tycoon jailed for 'chutzpah'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-can ... ting-story
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Outstanding primary schools fail Ofsted inspections
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Outstanding primary schools fail Ofsted inspections

Outstanding primary schools fail Ofsted inspections under sudden rule switch I’ve been through 50 inspections and this is the first time I’ve appealed,’ says academy chief stung by changes https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/feb/04/outstanding-primary-schools-fail-ofsted-inspections-under-sud...
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schools are killing curiosity
Replies: 0
Views: 521

Schools are killing curiosity

‘Schools are killing curiosity’: why we need to stop telling children to shut up and learn

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... sity-learn
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: One in 20 teachers have 'mental health problem
Replies: 0
Views: 692

One in 20 teachers have 'mental health problem

One in 20 teachers have 'mental health problem lasting more than a year'
Report finds panic attacks and anxiety issues contributing to teachers leaving the profession

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... han-a-year
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Failing Schools
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Failing Schools

After 3 years without a Parliament in Northern Ireland we have finally managed to cobble together an agreement that allows us to return to devolution. Our new Education Minister is Peter Weir Of the DUP. The DUP are big supporters of the Grammar Schools and a system of selective education. Here's a ...