Comment on today’s budget announcement

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Today’s Budget statement from the Chancellor was a missed opportunity to announce more money for schools and young people.
Paul Whiteman, general secretary of NAHT, said:
“The first thing to say is that school budgets are still at breaking point, ..

Oracy in the curriculum and how technology can help

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There’s no getting away from it, oracy is an essential skill. It is something that can be taught and there’s a pretty firm evidence base for it given the research quoted in this paper. Add to this the impassioned article here explaining: “What is oracy and why should every child…

ASCL Budget response

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Responding to today’s Budget announcement, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

“While ASCL welcomes any additional spending on schools and colleges, the measures outlined in today’s Budget are pie..

Reflections on the Natural Phenomena conference

From Rethinking Childhood - Tim GillLeave a Comment

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Recently my work has had a strong focus on the built environment: how the decisions and actions of planners, highway engineers, designers and others shape children’s lives. Which has meant that the other side of my work – connecting with educators, p..

Using standardised scores in progress matrices

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Schools are always looking for ways to measure and present progress. Most primary schools have tracking systems that offer some sort of progress measure, but these are almost always based on teacher assessment and involve some sort of level substitut..