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Professor Spurr puts a ‘Slur’ on our National Curriculum

There has been much talk in the news of late about an English professor from Sydney University that was hired to carry out an independent review our… 106 more words

Learning Spaces

SATs it!

This is not my progressive’s anti SATs blog – I think.

I agree with having tests and see them as a vital part of primary education. 607 more words

Spirituality in the Australian Curriculum

Opinion written by Dr Jay Deagon PhD, 18 October 2014.

A recent article in the Australian reported outcomes of the review of the Australian Curriculum. In that opinion article it was stated “ 350 more words


Modern life is rubbish

I’ll keep it brief: Modern Britain sucks.

I don’t mean that being here, actually living on this small island is bad, for the record, I quite like it – we have a national health service, the BBC, a good solid class system that allows me to feel socially awkward pretty much constantly, and some of the best cheeses known to man. 801 more words


Looking back: recent trends in school leadership

What were school leaders thinking about during the previous term, and what might we learn from this? It’s been a tumultuous year in education, but the popularity of two particular topics on our School Leader website – recruiting and inducting staff, and the new National Curriculum – suggest that our members nonetheless had their heads above water, and were looking ahead to the this term. 536 more words

Key Trends

Nicky Morgan’s new loom: weaving values into the curriculum

John White

In her recent appearance before the Select Committee on Education, Nicky Morgan said that “we must not be shy about talking about fundamental British values.” She added that schools should promote values like mutual respect and equality between girls and boys; and that ideals such as democracy and tolerance must be “woven” into the curriculum. 552 more words

National Curriculum

Monday Week 5

Following on from the theme of misconceptions, today we looked at misconceptions in Geometry. I feel that there were far fewer misconceptions in geometry for the soul reason that it’s very visual and so ‘proofs’ are quite easy. 673 more words