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PISA results flat despite government bullying

by Dr Terry Wrigley, Northumbria University

“Flat in a changing world” was how Andreas Schleicher, head of PISA, summed up the UK’s results – a conclusion which is difficult to refute. 827 more words

Accountability Pressures

The mismeasurement of learning

Our new pamphlet The Mismeasurement of Learning focuses on primary assessment. It describes an assessment system which gives poor feedback on children’s learning and is damaging their well-being. 174 more words

A curriculum for all? GCSEs, EBacc and Progress 8

We are pleased to announce a new survey, commissioned by the NUT and carried out by a research team from King’s College London. A curriculum for all? 1,116 more words

Accountability Pressures

My Formal Graduation – Summarising the Journey        

My journey began when I still a child and tests indicated that I was ‘inadequate’ from a very early age.  Consequently I continued mostly unstimulated through school with the clear message that I should not expect to achieve anything outstanding.  813 more words


We No Speak Mathematicano

I have always found numbers ugly. For me, they have forever been black, spiky shapes devoid of meaning.

I know there are people out there who find numbers neat, even elegant; satisfyingly coordinated, even beautiful. 2,777 more words

UK And International Policy

National Curriculum UK

The National Curriculum for England was first introduced by the Education Reform Act of 1988. At the time of its introduction the legislation applied to both England and Wales. 376 more words

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Role Models - for my future children

This is cheesy, I get it… I know at one point of my life when I have my children, I will be their role model. Until then, I’d like to feel like I can inspire people. 748 more words