There is no doubt about it: I have spent long enough ranting about both the internal and external inspection systems in schools. I think prior readers will by now have realised, maybe even appreciated, my views on the whole disgraceful, downbeat, dour, depressing, damn thing. But, really, I do feel compelled to ask this question at least one more time: ‘How is it possible that there be such a gulf, NO: an enormous, vacuous, gaping, septic, chasm between what our Secretary of State for Education is advocating and the insidiously-enforced practice that is actually happening in a great number of schools?
Here is just a brief example of his recent words:
“All too often, we’ve seen an over-emphasis on group work – in practice, children chatting to each other – in the belief that is a more productive way to acquire knowledge than attending to an expert”.
(Michael Gove, Sept…
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