Monthly Archives: January 2016

Insane – Secondary assessment in education from 2017 and beyond

Across the Educational nation as I write, secondary teachers and administrators alike are wrestling with the almost impossible task of migrating GCSE courses measured in letter grades A-G to new programmes of study measured using a 1 to 9 scale. … Continue reading

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Closing the mines of the very fuel we want…

I regard the annual DfE publication of results as a remarkable example of misinformation about school performance and travesty of what schools set out to achieve for their pupils. ┬áIt gives rise to a genuine feeling amongst educationalists that the … Continue reading

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The bravery of Bowie, Banksy and our space cadets.

This blog post summarises my assembly presentation to Senior Boys, itself supported by a Bb-8 and my wife’s light sabre. The Prezi used here – https://prezi.com/qttpeghrcc-_/ In 1969, when David Bowie released his original versions of ‘Space Oddity’, the first … Continue reading

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