Coursework Under Fire
This has been a bad year for anyone who thinks that teacher assessment in public examinations is a good thing. After the teacher unions grumbled about the workload involved in administering and marking examination coursework, the QCA put the boot in with a report saying plagiarism was widespread. That has now
Clarity, neutrality, consistency
How can behaviour policy be fixed when circumstances change every time? Geoff Moss and John Bayley’s series on discipline continues with a look at issues surrounding consistency.
The Key To Easy Data Analysis
Surveying the local community can be made much simpler with the right software in place, as Shoeburyness High School discovered
Brown’s Bonanza for Schools
Schools in England have been promised a £34bn increase in funding over the NEXT five years in what could be Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown’s LAST Budget.
Take It As Read
The Government’s acceptance of synthetic phonics is now so complete as to suggest that ministers had backed the technique all along
Suffering In Silence
A two–year inquiry run jointly by the Camelot Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation has found that health, education and social care professionals are not receiving the guidance or formal training they need to support young people who selfharm. Nor do professionals feel they receive sufficient personal support to deal with self–harm cases.
Unravelling The Curriculum
As calls for reform continue to ring out across the education landscape, Jim Sweetman considers whether the National Curriculum can move from catastrophe to creativity.
Getting Ready For Work
As employers continue to influence the curriculum, Anne Nicholls explores some innovative ways to prepare children for a life of labour