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Balancing the Maths Curriculum in Your Setting

The value of evaluating mathematics from a pupil’s perspective As part of my consultancy work in schools I have found myself having many discussions with headteachers, principals and subject leaders about the breadth and balance of their curriculum. Maths has emerged as one subject that sits very much alone in... View Article

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Guided Reading in the Curriculum

Guided reading has become a “hot” topic and I am finding myself spending a lot of time working with schools on developing effective practice. With the real focus on reading in the 2014 curriculum, many schools are reviewing their teaching of reading. Approach to Guided ReadingSchools approach guided reading in... View Article

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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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