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The Disappearing Subjects

This year’s Provisional GCSE and A-level examination entries from Ofqual are both interesting and depressing; the same subjects, possibly even more, have faced a similar fate in many primary schools over the years.  If you want to wag the curriculum dog then just grab the accountability tail; Progress 8 seems to be driving the change. Continue reading

Transition: Keep the Learning Flowing

Ensuring curriculum continuity across Year 6 to 7 is a challenge; trying to establish a causal link to what has or hasn’t helped you be successful can be an even greater challenge.  Part of our vision in establishing a cross phase Trust was to try to ensure continuity in teaching and learning across the primary secondary divide; what should be a gap, over the summer holidays, can be a huge chasm. Continue reading

It’s the Accountability Not the (Primary) Assessments

With a week to go before the Key Stage 2 SATs it was probably timely for the Education Select Committee to release its report on Primary Assessment. Continue reading

New Book: Liminal Leadership

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