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by James Curran
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: High expectations
Replies: 0
Views: 58

High expectations

High expectations – how one primary school went from failing to outstanding Evelyn Street primary in Warrington says change in fortune is down to raising aspirations both in and beyond the classroom https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/feb/10/educating-parents-oustanding-evelyn-street-primary-...
by James Curran
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Teachers can now fail multiple English and maths tests
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Teachers can now fail multiple English and maths tests

Teachers can now fail multiple English and maths tests before entering job in effort to ease recruitment crisis, minister announces http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/teacher-entry-tests-fail-multiple-times-recruitment-crisis-numeracy-literacy-assessments-nick-gibb-a8206551.h...
by James Curran
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Longer maternity leave linked to better exam results
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Longer maternity leave linked to better exam results

Longer maternity leave linked to better exam results for some children
Research suggests offspring of highly educated mothers benefit from extended parental leave

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... e-children
by James Curran
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: link between educational disadvantage and prison
Replies: 0
Views: 70

link between educational disadvantage and prison

Half of prisoners drop out of school before Junior Certificate Just over half of prisoners dropped out of school before the Junior Certificate, according to an unpublished survey by the Irish Prison Service. The study, based on more than 800 inmates at Midlands and Limerick Prisons and Wheatfield Pl...
by James Curran
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I feel stuck in a profession that's making me ill
Replies: 0
Views: 54

I feel stuck in a profession that's making me ill

Secret Teacher: I feel stuck in a profession that's making me ill

I should be prioritising my pupils. Instead, I have become desperately stressed chasing marking and assessment deadlines

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-net ... ad-marking
by James Curran
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Disadvantaged pupils achieve lower grades in north
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Disadvantaged pupils achieve lower grades in north

I feel that the biggest problem that many schools in the North of England face is the high concentrations of poverty which is also a huge problem in Northern Ireland where it is made much worse by the grammar sector which siphons off all the middle class children. Almost a quarter of the secondary s...
by James Curran
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Disadvantaged pupils achieve lower grades in north
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Disadvantaged pupils achieve lower grades in north

Disadvantaged pupils achieve lower grades in north than in London Disadvantaged children in the north of England achieve GCSE grades that are significantly worse than their counterparts in London, according to a report into education and skills in the region. The study by the Northern Powerhouse Par...
by James Curran
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children are tech addicts
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Children are tech addicts

Children are tech addicts – and schools are the pushers

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ts-schools
by James Curran
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Must monsters always be male?
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Must monsters always be male?

Must monsters always be male? Huge gender bias revealed in children’s books A thieving duck in Peppa Pig is one of the few female villains in the 100 most popular picture books. An Observer study shows that, from hares to bears, females are mostly sidekicks https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan...
by James Curran
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New drive to improve child literacy in England
Replies: 0
Views: 77

New drive to improve child literacy in England

Justine Greening unveils new drive to improve child literacy in England

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... in-england
by James Curran
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary school league tables 2017:
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Primary school league tables 2017:

Pupils at academies and free schools are less likely to make progress in maths and reading than those at state maintained primary schools, official figures show. The Department for Education has measured how much progress primary school children have made, as well as how many have met the Government...
by James Curran
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

Well said Jenny. It's hard to ignore the International evidence but then some see only what they want to see.
by James Curran
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Vulnerable pupils abandoned by schools
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Vulnerable pupils abandoned by schools

Vulnerable pupils abandoned by schools, head of Ofsted warns Some of Britain’s most vulnerable young people are being left “out of sight and out of mind” by a system that is quick to condemn them to a life without a proper education, the chief schools inspector will warn. In a fierce denunciation of...
by James Curran
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: English schools turn to scripted lessons to raise standards
Replies: 0
Views: 164

English schools turn to scripted lessons to raise standards

Drill and kill’? English schools turn to scripted lessons to raise standards

Well worth a read. Good input from Ruth Miskin.



https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... s-michaela