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Assessment Without Levels: Understanding the Report

Assessment without levels is intended to encourage a more professional, intelligent assessment. The Final Report of the Commission on Assessment Without Levels (Sep 2015) makes some interesting points, notably, “The successful implementation of the new national curriculum requires a radical cultural and pedagogical change, from one which has been too... View Article

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Making the Most of Subject Leaders

Subject leadership can be problematic in primary schools and academies. Core subject leadership normally attracts remuneration and may be within the remit of a senior leader. But the relegation of science from the subject premier league is another story, especially since the demise of SATS at Key Stage 2.

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British Values and SMSC Development

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about British values (or should that be British Values?) and SMSC Development, what they mean in a changing context and the current climate we’re in (rainy, mostly). Right… put the kettle on, glance out of the window to check if it’s still raining and... View Article

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