Monthly Archives: April 2016

SpaG – a foreign language teacher’s perspective

There has been a lot of controversy over the new spelling and grammar test for year 6 children recently. I have to say that some of the sample questions do seem somewhat strange and I confess that I had not heard … Continue reading

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The inherent advantage of creative and practical subjects.

  I was recently asked if I would sign a petition protesting at the exclusion of creative and practical subjects from the Ebacc. I know this will probably make me very unpopular, but I declined to do so. Well, I … Continue reading

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More on comparative judgements

The TES reports that more schools are expressing an interest in moving away from so called success criteria to comparative judgements. https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/teachers-flock-voodoo-solution-excessive-marking-workload I have blogged about this in a previous post and although it is no panacea, I am sure … Continue reading

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