Monthly Archives: February 2016

A story from Tony Benn – adapted for education

There was a boat race between a crew of teachers from a Japanese school and a crew of teachers from an English school. Both sides practised long and hard and the Japanese team won by a mile. So OFSTED, faced … Continue reading

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Comparative judgements – killing off the PiXL approach

  I have publicised this link before, but I am only now beginning to realise that the approaches to assessment outlined here by Daisy Christodoulou are a solution, not only for how to assess pupil performance, but also for reducing teacher … Continue reading

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MFL – the way forward

Up to now, I have not written a blog about my subject, MFL. However, I am inspired to do so, having been sent an email from my subject association, the Association for Language Learning, asking me if I would be interested … Continue reading

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My political dilemma

On the whole, my beliefs about education are fairly traditional. I actually like the direction the curriculum appears to be taking under the current government, with renewed focus on knowledge and abolition of the ghastly bureaucracy of GCSE controlled assessments. … Continue reading

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So Mr Justteachem, how do you justify saying that intervention isn’t necessary? Her target grade is an A, but she only got a C in the mock! Yes Mrs Datashot. The students have only just finished going through the book. The mock … Continue reading

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