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Core Curriculum/National Curriculum—Why?

Like the Taj Mahal, I had heard about it long before I saw it. But I was still impressed.

We had travelled several hundred kilometres to see it. 1,236 more words


Moderation still doesn't tell us the weight of the pig.

The recent culture of leaving more and more of the process of assessment in the hands of teachers, raises the important question of reliability. Much research into teacher assessment, even by strong proponents of its advantages, reveals that it is inherently unreliable. 447 more words


What's the problem with maths?

I know, I know, it’s so cliché. Another Chinese nerd banging on about boring maths. Believe me; I have fought hard to escape this stereotype. Banker and I didn’t get off to a good start as when we first met as students he guessed that I was a maths student. 2,024 more words

Child Development

Bead seed teed nede

Darling, please read this…

Bead seed teed nede
Life bife righf py
Jool gewl pewl lew
Gait cay paik pafe

A ha…a comment on rhyme perhaps? 221 more words


As the dust settles on the new curriculum

This article originally appeared in the 6 November edition of Headteacher Update

Any readers who spent their summer holiday trying to fine-tune curriculum plans by the poolside, fess up now. 745 more words

Key Insights

We remembered them in North Lincolnshire

“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”

Schools in North Lincolnshire have been involved in some poignant Remembrance Day events this week. 320 more words

Life after levels: our most popular answers on the new curriculum and assessment without levels

With the introduction of the new National Curriculum and the removal of levels, we’ve seen sustained interest in these topics from members of The Key for School Leaders.  205 more words

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