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Why a bit of drama is good for you.

Years of research show that involvement with the creative arts is closely linked to almost everything that parents say they want for their children: academic achievement, social and emotional development, life skills and equality of opportunity among other things. 1,075 more words


More Physics Clangers

Teachingscienceinallweathers highlights some disappointing Physics errors on the DfE’s National Curriculum documents for Science which have remained uncorrected for over a year (see here, … 611 more words


Twenty-seven years on from the national curriculum

Chris Husbands.

Will the 2015 drive for curriculum entitlement succeed where 1988 and the national curriculum did not?

We’ve been here before. A government re-elected; impatient to press on with education reform; concerned about the way schools respond to change; determined to implement radical curriculum and assessment change. 619 more words

Chris Husbands

Wales, an inspiring model for England

Report by Prof Richard Hatcher, Birmingham City University

Imagine a country where education is based on trust in schools and teachers. Where the school curriculum is based on broad areas of learning and experience, not on discrete subjects, and a continuum of learning, not divided up into stages. 679 more words


21st June 1967. Education for the Masses.

Since the war, a secondary school in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, began life as a Technical High School, became Dovecliffe Grammar, then in 1974, as a comprehensive, was renamed Wulfric. 534 more words


I’ve been thinking a lot just now about what I do and how I do it.

I’m a teacher, of course. Doing interesting (usually, I hope) things with computers. 494 more words