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by JIM CURRAN
Tue May 03, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: "Teaching to Teach" Literacy
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

"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: 1169

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: 5887

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: 1526

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: 1871

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: 5887

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: 1871

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: 1871

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: 5887

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 ...
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: State schools too 'under the cosh' to match our success
Replies: 0
Views: 1377

State schools too 'under the cosh' to match our success

State schools too 'under the cosh' to match our success - Dragon school head Head of prep school where actors including Tom Hiddlestone and Hugh Laurie were educated says state institutions are forced to focus too much on exams http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/31/dragon-school-head-regu...
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Toddlers 'need early years teachers in nurseries'
Replies: 0
Views: 1350

Toddlers 'need early years teachers in nurseries'

Toddlers 'need early years teachers in nurseries' Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language, a children's charity says. Save the Children says pre-schoolers can be "set back decades" if their brains are not adequatel...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 5887

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

Every school will be forced to become an academy, Government to announce

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 32466.html
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Good Teachers
Replies: 0
Views: 1251

Good Teachers

I’m a sucker for a good teacher, modern or old school
I believe teaching is the most criminally undervalued of all professions

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/i-m ... 29331.html
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks

New primary school tests discriminate against dyslexic pupils, say teachers The government’s “pedantic” new spelling tests for primary school children will stifle creativity and discriminate against pupils with dyslexia, teachers and campaigners have warned. The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) sa...