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by James Curran
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sats results: 40% of pupils fail to meet target
Replies: 0
Views: 3115

Sats results: 40% of pupils fail to meet target

Sats results: 40% of pupils fail to meet target despite rise in attainment Figures reveal 61% of 10- and 11-year-olds reached government standard in reading, writing and maths, up from 53% in 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jul/04/sats-results-show-39-of-primary-pupils-failed-to-meet...
by James Curran
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Behaviour is a national problem in schools in England
Replies: 5
Views: 5175

Re: Behaviour is a national problem in schools in England

Teachers at school in Walsall strike over fears for safety from pupils Industrial action at Willenhall comes as staff tell of running battles with students and Ofsted officials being pelted with food https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jun/28/teachers-strike-school-walsall-safety-pupils-wille...
by James Curran
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate
Replies: 0
Views: 3104

Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate

Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate The year 3 pupils at Park End Primary School in Middlesbrough are a bit of a rowdy bunch. Headteacher Julia Rodwell describes them as “a complex and difficult group”. Put them in front of a chess set though, and silence descends. “The first ...
by James Curran
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Overemphasizing Reading as a Skill
Replies: 0
Views: 2917

Overemphasizing Reading as a Skill

Overemphasizing Reading as a Skill ' I’ve grown deeply concerned about a shift that has taken place in reading instruction in recent years and the impact I think that shift has had on students of poverty. Specifically, I believe that an over-emphasis on reading as a skill has caused schools to negle...
by James Curran
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead
Replies: 7
Views: 8376

Re: Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead

Thanks Jenny for your analysis of these figures, very heartening.
by James Curran
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead
Replies: 7
Views: 8376

Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead

Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead in the classroom

http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/researc ... urvey_2016
by James Curran
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexia revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 3522

Dyslexia revisited

Dyslexia revisited
It’s time to take a fresh look at some of the commonly held beliefs about dyslexia, writes Sarah Driver

https://senmagazine.co.uk/home/articles ... -revisited
by James Curran
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon
Replies: 0
Views: 3280

What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. It’s not surprising that we feel a press for time. Our expectations for students have increased dramatically, but our actu...
by James Curran
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
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Views: 2840

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? In his 2008 blockbuster, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell makes the case that a person’s age relative to his or her cohort is a key predictor of success. That is, the older you are in relation to your peers, the more likely you are to perform at an elite level in spor...
by James Curran
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Behaviour is a national problem in schools in England
Replies: 5
Views: 5175

Re: Behaviour is a national problem in schools in England

Most school support staff have been assaulted by pupils

One in five is attacked at least once a week, survey for the GMB union reveals, as police report 50% rise in incident

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ion-survey
by James Curran
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are grammar schools the best way to address social mobility?
Replies: 2
Views: 3616

Re: Are grammar schools the best way to address social mobility?

Good schools are full of good pupils or to put it another way good schools are full of more advantaged children and there are too many schools in the UK with unacceptably high concentrations of poverty and it is these concentrations of poverty that are doing untold damage to so many children. Mark L...
by James Curran
Wed May 31, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are grammar schools the best way to address social mobility?
Replies: 2
Views: 3616

Re: Are grammar schools the best way to address social mobility?

Grammar schools dominated by the wealthy, DfE's own data shows Analysts say data released to show benefits for ‘ordinary working families’ just confirms advantage of higher earners Grammar schools are dominated by children from well-off and middle class families, according to figures released by the...
by James Curran
Mon May 29, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Staggeringly high' numbers of teachers threatening to quit
Replies: 0
Views: 2970

'Staggeringly high' numbers of teachers threatening to quit

'Staggeringly high' numbers of teachers threatening to quit the classroom Teachers are stuck in roles they can no longer cope with but can't leave because of their financial circumstances, says Education Datalab head http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/staggeringly-high-teache...
by James Curran
Sun May 28, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: we're not reading – so why do we assume children will?
Replies: 1
Views: 2988

we're not reading – so why do we assume children will?

Secret Teacher: we're not reading – so why do we assume children will? English teachers at my school don’t have time to read whole books, and are told to rely on extracts in class. This is no way to inspire a love of literature https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/may/20/secret-teacher-w...
by James Curran
Sun May 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Play is essential for learning but!
Replies: 0
Views: 2766

Play is essential for learning but!

Play is essential, but it takes work for children to succeed in the real world Tom Bennett It’s not a bad idea for Cambridge to have a professor of play, but learning is taxing and requires a teacher’s skills https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/27/play-learning-work-lego-professor-cam...