SATs – the end at last?
As new research explodes government claims about KS2 SATs, how much longer can England hold on to a testing regime that is deplored by teachers, pundits, heads – and now parents too?
Safety online: the pupils’ view
How best to protect young people from the potential dangers of the internet? Sue Cranmer introduces eye-opening research based around the views of children themselves.
New training for a new role
Sweeping changes to headship and education itself have prompted a redesign for the UK’s foremost school leadership qualifcation. Nicola Mott and Bridget Hanney explain.
Chris Watkins takes a closer look at collaboration between pupils: why do they enjoy it and how does it work?
Planning for learning – building bricks back into the wall
Teachers spend a lot of their time planning. It is generally understood that planning should be refective and fexible. In this article Bill Boyle & Marie Charles share research suggesting that the practice is far from ideal.
Learning Outside the Classroom Learning outside the classroom is a priority for the DCSF Monitoring participation outside the classroom Evaluating under-represented groups Checklist for clubs
Does parity of esteem make sense?
Seeking equality between vocational and academic qualifcations is a dead end debate, argues Tim Oates.
Specialising in primary science (open access article)
It’s usually secondary schools that specialise, but a group of mainly primary schools in Sheffeld have broken the mould with a successful focus on science. Nicola Shipman explains.
Now they mean business
In education’s brave new world the work of the school business manager is undergoing profound change. SLT investigates.