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Frequency of feedback - is there a better way?

Marking and feedback is a hot topic at the moment following further guidance from Ofsted that they don’t expect to see a particular type or frequency of marking/feedback on student work – it’s for schools to decide what is the best method to help students improve. 1,057 more words

Teaching & Learning

Ofsted warn that Government obsession with structural change is a threat to raising standards for pupils

Commenting on Ofsted’s Annual Report, published today, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, said:

“Sir Michael Wilshaw’s final Annual Report as Chief Inspector of Schools confirms that it is the hard work, dedication and professionalism of teachers and headteachers that is key to delivering high educational standards and improvements, year on year. 230 more words


The Hours

We’re into the final week now of my job at the World’s Worst Company. The final days, the final hours.

It doesn’t get easier towards the end of the season, it gets harder. 330 more words


Justifying My 64 hour Work Week

Every semester I along with all my colleagues have to fill out a “Faculty Workload Analysis.” The analysis is part of the “Snyder Report… 1,059 more words

Kevin Mahoney

putting the 'study' in 'abroad'

So the countdown begins.

I write to you with 10 days, 2 review sessions, 2 oral exams, 1 project, 1 essay, 1 written exam, and 1 field study between me and the completion of my Danish semester. 291 more words

Academics & Research

A curriculum for all?

This study was undertaken by King’s College London on the effects of Key Stage 4 changes. If you are one of the 1,800 teachers who took the time to respond, we’re grateful for your input into building this picture of what’s happening. 155 more words


'The culture of deep marking is dead' | News - so why are you doing it?

Although Sean Harford of Ofsted said last week that there is no evidence that extensive, or deep marking, has any impact on pupil learning, this week teachers across Bedford and the rest of the country, teachers will be embroiled in deep marking. 102 more words