Closing The Gap | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes How does a narrow curriculum disadvantage the disadvantaged? New research suggests that “both teachers and parents think that exam pressures are leading schools to narrow the curriculum as more time is taken up for exam preparation. The research also highlights that people believe the problem has worsened over the past three years. Over 900 teachers and 1,000 parents of children under 18 were polled in September and October of 2018. The results were conclusive. This research suggests…

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5 Things Which Confuse Me About Ofsted – Education Article

Reading Time: 5 minutes What key points confuse you about Ofsted’s proposed framework? The consultation for school inspection was published on the Department for Education’s website on 16 January 2019  and is open until 5 April 2019. There is a good period of opportunity for everyone to engage in how our education settings are evaluated across England. I consider myself to have a decent understanding of school improvement, but there are five things which baffle me about Ofsted’s proposals and how it proposes to inspect…

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Curriculum Misgivings For Young People – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do we anticipate all pupils to meet an English Baccalaureate curriculum? Last week, the Department for Education published a “list of mainstream state-funded schools and their 2018 English Baccalaureate (EBacc) language entry.” We have a national curriculum to specify, not only consistency across our schools but to ensure an education for every pupil regardless of background. What still confuses me, is the apparent freedom to veer away from the national curriculum by becoming an academy or free school,…

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