The NCETM Director, Charlie Stripp, has called on schools and colleges to lower their ‘entry requirements’ for students to be allowed onto A Level Maths courses. In a wide-ranging blog on the Level 3 (post-GCSE) maths landscape, Stripp suggests that ..
We have reviewed the response paper and picked out the elements that are most relevant to your work with children with SEND.
The paper considers EYFS, KS1 and KS2 separately.
Actions to be taken relating to the EYFS:
consider reducing the numb..
CCEA provide a range of face to face training events and webinars to support primary and Key Stage 3 teachers in learning, teaching and assessment. These include scheduled courses in both English and Irish Medium on, for example, Standard Setting Sup..
Today, 18 September 2017, Ofqual has announced that the next, annual National Reference Test will be held between 19 February and 2 March 2018. Our test supplier, the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), is contacting about 350 school..
The year has started with the usual whirlwind of meetings and decisions to make. It’s becoming increasingly frustrating to see a “guts to action plan” approach, bypassing the brain, with single solutions proposed to deep rooted issues.
I’m not poin..
Following a successful recruitment process, John Lakin and Michael Redhouse have been appointed to the School Teachers’ Review Body from 1 September 2017. John Lakin will be commencing his first term, while Michael, who has already served one 3-year ..
By Martin Hodge, Professional Officer (Policy & Research Services) 14 September 2017
Following the consultation in June and July, the DfE has outlined far-reaching plans for primary assessment and accountability. So, to echo Sergio Leone’s epic spag..
The Department for Education has published the government’s response to the ‘Primary assessment in England’ public consultation. Details are set out in a statement made to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening.
The Department for Education is currently seeking views on the proposed subject content for reformed Functional Skills in English and mathematics.
The reformed subject content consultation asks questions on the proposed content for all five qualific..
First of all, let me say that I’m pleased that primary assessment is changing again, because it’s been a disaster in so many ways. So here is a summary of the changes at each key stage – with my thoughts about each.
Early Years Foundation Stage Prof..