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primary arts are in trouble

This is a piece that Pat has just written for a forthcoming NUT publication on primary assessment.

The national curriculum guidelines affirm the value of cultural education for all children. 1,227 more words

And we're off...

I’m already two days into my PGCE course and it has just FLOWN by and I can hardly get my head around it, probably because every spare moment is currently being spent with my nose firmly glued to my computer screen. 238 more words

Teacher Testimony: "I chose swim"

A guest post from a recently retired deputy headteacher on the changing landscape of education and why they left the profession they love…

“I always wanted to be a teacher; I loved school and was lucky enough to have many inspirational teachers. 653 more words

Developing spelling tests: what’s so hard about that?

By Laura Lynn

In 2014, NFER released its year five spelling suite, consisting of a set of three spelling tests and a teacher guide, followed by complementary suites for years… 601 more words


Why Are We Waiting...?

Back in late 2015 / early 2016 – long before the term Brexit had been conceived – we all worked hard to submit two important homework tasks that we had been set by the DfingE. 260 more words

General Rants And Raves

GCSE Music - Statistics and Grade Boundaries

N.B. This is a post that may get deleted or have amendments later, if it proves that I am being daft, and haven’t read all the relevant small print! 1,227 more words