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Improving Pupils’ Access to the Curriculum

Giving pupils access to a full time education is a good thing but to really benefit from the opportunity so much more is required.  Amongst others, one key element is a pupil’s ability to read.  As the curriculum has substantially increased in content and challenge poor reading ability is significantly hampering too many pupils’ access in a whole range of subjects. Continue reading

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The 3Rs of Working with Disadvantaged Pupils

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.

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Reading Comprehension: Did You Have an Inter Course Break Too?

I’m honestly not being or meaning to be presumptuous.  Over recent years, myself and Cath have tend to eat our turkey dinner, main course, on Christmas day, tidy away the pots and then go for a walk before coming back for some pudding.  Continue reading

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