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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: 3366

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: 3204

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Junior Certificate Just over half of prisoners dropped out of school before the Junior Certificate, according to an unpublished survey by the Irish Prison Service.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: 3250

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: 1891

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: 1891

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: 2885

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: 2116

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: 2610

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: 2368

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: 47
Views: 34551

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: 2327

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: 2306

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
by James Curran
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading standards in England are best in a generation
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

Reading standards in England are best in a generation

Phonics revolution: Reading standards in England are best in a generation, new international test results show Reading standards in England are the best in a generation, as new international test results show that the phonics push has led to a dramatic shift in children’s attainment. A study of the ...
by James Curran
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ‘Working-class children get less of everything in education
Replies: 5
Views: 3189

Re: ‘Working-class children get less of everything in education

Children as young as two grouped by ability in English nurseries

Half of nursery teachers surveyed said they separated under-fives for reading, raising fears over impact on children’s confidence

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -nurseries
by James Curran
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ‘Working-class children get less of everything in education
Replies: 5
Views: 3189

Re: ‘Working-class children get less of everything in education

There's certainly something very positive going on in London Sue. The comprehensive education system in London outperforms Kent's Grammar school system at every level for children from every social background.