Are all types of reading equal, or are some more equal than others? – Education Datalab blog

Choice of reading matter does make a difference, data from PISA suggests

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The EYFS butterfly and the storm in Year Seven

The Quirky Teacher

As promised, this is a write up of my talk given at researchED Northampton, researchED London and for teachers at Yare Academy Trust.

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As an evidence-informed educator who has managed to gain/wangle experience of working with all age groups, I’ve lately come to the conclusion that many behavioural and academic problems witnessed in children who enter secondary school have their origins in early home and school life. I had a conversation with a research supervisor (a forensic psychologist) recently and it was almost cathartic to be aligned in reasoning – differences between newborns are almost minute, and, for whatever reason, those tiny differences are amplified in early life and tend to continue unabated. We talked about the taboo of differing parenting approaches and how that impacted; this will be another blog for when I summon up the courage and feel that it is safe to write about it. The…

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Schools Like Yours: Now with 2019 data for secondary schools – Education Datalab blog

An update to our popular similar schools tool

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What do Ofsted reports reveal about the way schools are being inspected under the new framework? – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Ofsted’s new inspection framework went live at the beginning of September and the first reports have now been published. Anecdotally, I’ve heard whispers from two different inspections about the…

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Secondary school league tables 2019: Four things we’ve learnt – Education Datalab blog

Covering EBacc entry rates, P8 scores and free schools

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Solutions to problems with Progress 8, part one: qualification scoring – Education Datalab blog

How would P8 scores change if qualifications attracted different point scores?

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Solutions to problems with Progress 8, part two: taking account of context – Education Datalab blog

How would progress scores change if context were taken into account?

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