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by James Curran
Fri May 04, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Teachers to be offered year's paid sabbatical
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Teachers to be offered year's paid sabbatical

Teachers to be offered year's paid sabbatical to improve retention


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -retention
by James Curran
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 32
Views: 4203

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

Thanks Jenny, for a very clear and concise description of the difference between Analytic and Synthetic Phonics and how Synthetic Phonics enables children to self teach and become independent whereas with Analytic Phonics children will always be dependent on a third party.
by James Curran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Every lesson is a battle
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Every lesson is a battle

Every lesson is a battle’: Why teachers are lining up to leave Ellie Jones, 40, is an assistant secondary headteacher. Most mornings she gets up at 4 to do paperwork, arrives at school for 7.30 and gets home at the earliest around 6pm – often later – despite only teaching 11 hours (half a full timet...
by James Curran
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 32
Views: 4203

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

I’ve just read the chapter by Stephen Krashen, ‘Does Phonics deserve the credit for improvement in PIRLS?’ We’re back to phonics as a strategy of last resort when all the guessing fails. I find it difficult to take seriously anyone who uses the Smith example of ‘The man was riding the h-----.’ as a ...
by James Curran
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children in north 'face double whammy'
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Children in north 'face double whammy'

Children in north 'face double whammy' of poverty and bad schools Children growing up in the north’s most deprived communities face a “double whammy” of familial disadvantage and poor institutional performance, with up to 15% of children in some areas dropping out of education and training before th...
by James Curran
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How handwriting is helping EAL pupils
Replies: 0
Views: 325

How handwriting is helping EAL pupils

How handwriting is helping EAL pupils to leap the language barrier
To develop fluency, teachers are encouraging students with English as an additional language to put pen to paper

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-net ... r-teachers
by James Curran
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Another attack on synthetic phonics
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Another attack on synthetic phonics

Thank you, for a very interesting post Jenny.

'Here in the UK, we have not had s.p. investigated in the way that the government recommended in 2005 it should be investigated, and yet people are implying that this has been done and s.p. has been found wanting. This is unacceptable.'

Totally agree.
by James Curran
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: David Philpot 1945-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: David Philpot 1945-2018

Yes, sad news and thank you John.
by James Curran
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Born to fail?
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Born to fail?

Born to fail? No. But working class children do need help to succeed

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-net ... ged-pupils
by James Curran
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech
Replies: 0
Views: 437

Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech

Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech, doctors say
Children need opportunities to develop hand strength and dexterity needed to hold pencils

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... octors-say
by James Curran
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: High expectations
Replies: 0
Views: 455

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: 441

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: 464

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