The Education Endowment Foundation latest guidance, Preparing for Literacy, has just been release. Its seven recommendations start with a focus on the development of communication and language with approaches that emphasise spoken language and verbal interaction. Continue reading
Statistically, working in a school with a large number of disadvantaged pupils of white ethnic origin isn’t likely to lead to many accolades or much acknowledgement. Blackpool is one such town; fortunately there is no all boys’ school; the hardest of the hard school improvement miles is raising attainment and showing good progress for white disadvantaged boys.