The close link between primary assessment (SATs) and school accountability creates a high stakes system which can negatively impact children’s teaching and learning, says the Education Committee. The Committee calls on the next Government to lower th..
Children's education in England is being skewed by the use of high-stakes tests taken by 11-year-olds as a school league table measure, say MPs.
Annual test results should be replaced in the tables by a three-year rolling average to “lower the ..
Colleagues, this is my seventh annual conference and sadly my last. Almost exactly seven years ago today I met my future comrades at our Liverpool conference in 2010.
The similarities are striking. In 2010 there was a massive eruption of hot air and..
Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. – Richard Feynman
Epidemiology is the science of trying to find out what makes people healthier. Epidemi..
School leaders gathering today at NAHT’s 120th Annual Conference are warning that a “perfect storm” of pressures is hitting secondary schools in England and that this will have dire consequences for standards and for pupils.
Russell Hobby, general s..
The Department of Education today published Statistical Bulletin 5/2017 Year 12 and Year 14 Examination Performance at Post-Primary Schools in Northern Ireland.
This statistical bulletin presents an analysis of examination performance of pupils in y..
Greg Ashman – scourge of education’s charlatans
I may be preaching to the converted here, but after one of my blogposts last week declared war on Australia, I thought I’d draw your attention to something great from that part of the world. Every so o..
Following the accreditation of our AS/A Level Further Mathematics A and A Level Further Mathematics B (MEI) qualifications, it seems like a good opportunity to update you on their current status and what has changed from the first drafts.
For our Ac..
The NCETM would like to pay tribute to the unparalleled work in the field of mathematics education over many years contributed by Professor Malcolm Swan, from Nottingham University’s Centre for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME), who died earli..
by Dr Bill Maxwell, HM Chief Inspector of Education
The publication of our report on Quality and improvement in Scottish education (QuISE), ranging back over the period 2012 to 2016, has been a great opportunity to take a step back from more immedia..