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by JIM CURRAN
Mon May 16, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Trainees told to modify their accents for teaching phonics
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: Trainees told to modify their accents for teaching phonics

Why are schools trying to wipe out regional accents? Lynsey Hanley The news that trainee teachers are being encouraged to adopt a more middle-class accent is part of a worrying trend Call it the “Downton effect”, or the return of old-fashioned regional snobbery, but there is, increasingly, one accep...
by JIM CURRAN
Sat May 14, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Use of digital devices and worse exam results
Replies: 0
Views: 1529

Use of digital devices and worse exam results

Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

Study finds use of computers by students in lectures and seminars has ‘substantial negative effect’ on performance

http://www.theguardian.com/education/20 ... e-in-exams
by JIM CURRAN
Tue May 10, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: SAT's
Replies: 0
Views: 1368

SAT's

'It's criminal the amount of time given over to SATs material that even the Prime Minister struggles with'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/20 ... rial-that/
by JIM CURRAN
Tue May 10, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg Brooks letter to Guardian
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

Re: Greg Brooks letter to Guardian

'We need the check to be used world-wide particularly in English-speaking countries.'

I totally agree Debbie.
by JIM CURRAN
Mon May 09, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 7535

Re: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'

Unions hail scrapping of English academy plans Teaching unions have welcomed the government's decision to ditch plans to force all state schools in England to become academies. They said the move was recognition that "one size" did not fit all schools. Ministers said the government had listened to c...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed May 04, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: "Teaching to Teach" Literacy
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

Re: "Teaching to Teach" Literacy

Thanks Jenny.
by JIM CURRAN
Tue May 03, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: "Teaching to Teach" Literacy
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

"Teaching to Teach" Literacy

CEP Discussion Paper
"Teaching to Teach" Literacy
Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo
April 2016


http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/ ... index=5021
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Neuroscientists create 'atlas of the brain'
Replies: 0
Views: 1436

Neuroscientists create 'atlas of the brain'

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map displaying how words and their meanings are represented across different regions of the brain https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/apr/27/brain-atlas-showing-how-words-are...
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 7535

Re: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'

Local authority schools outperform academies, research suggests The government’s plan to force all schools to become academies has come under further attack with research which suggests that council-maintained schools outperform academies at inspection. Analysis by the Local Government Association (...
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should we scrap Ofsted? The pros, cons and alternatives
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Should we scrap Ofsted? The pros, cons and alternatives

Hunt for new Ofsted chief inspector of schools reaches final stage The government’s hunt for a replacement for Sir Michael Wilshaw as Ofsted’s chief inspector of schools in England has entered its final phase after the shortlisted candidates were interviewed this week. Amanda Spielman, the chair of ...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'
Replies: 7
Views: 2501

Re: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'

Thanks Kenm for the comments and especially the very interesting quote from Machiavelli. "... there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." Niccolo Macchiavelli, "The P...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 7535

Re: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'

Revealed: England faces shortfall of 10,000 primary school places England faces a looming crisis over primary school numbers as official figures point to a shortfall of 10,000 places across the country within four years. As millions of parents prepare to receive letters on Monday telling them whethe...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'
Replies: 7
Views: 2501

Re: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'

I agree Maizie , not a great headline but there’s a significant problem, according to the OECD schools in the UK are among the most socially segregated in Western Europe and this is bad for all our children. Research by the Sutton Trust in 2013 showed that the top 500 Comprehensives had on average 7...
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'
Replies: 7
Views: 2501

Primary schools accused of 'social segregation'

Primary schools accused of 'social segregation' by rejecting poorer pupils in favour of children from richer homes Primary schools in England have been accused of “social segregation” after a report showed more than 1,500 schools were turning away disadvantaged pupils in favour of children from high...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 7535

Re: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'

Academy plan could cost £1.3bn, says Labour Labour is predicting the government's plan to convert all England's state schools to academies could cost more than £1.3bn. The party says the figure is based on a Parliamentary written answer which shows the government paid £66,000 per school for earlier ...