That gifted learners are also often low achievers is an all too common occurrence. But the received wisdom on this issue is often confused and the guidance unclear. Ginger O’Donnell reviews the latest thinking and the recommended teaching strategies.
Pershore High School developed a scheme of Learning Ambassadors to provide structured feedback to teachers on their lessons. It led to a wider student research project on how teachers could improve student engagement and learning.
Andy Mellor, Head teacher of St Nicholas C of E primary school, Blackpool, looks at Implementing and developing a knowledge based curriculum.
Results constantly pour in that show private tuition aids learning and improves a child’s ‘readiness’ for secondary school. To some degree tuition works, though it may often be inaccessible. Rosalyn Mark asks the question: what if we could get pupils to tutor one another?
Assessment needs to be more responsive to the needs of learners, says Stephen Tierney.