Monthly Archives: January 2015

Why Computing? | frogphilp.com

As I continue to write about the journey of the Mathemateers in their maths learning, I’m going to divert for a post or two into the thorny subject of Computing – a new subject on the National Curriculum. I’m about … Continue reading

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GCSE tables: Sponsored academy results fall more

Regular LSN readers will know that each year, when the GCSE school league tables are published, I carry out an analysis of the comparative performance of sponsored academies and similar community schools. In the past this has been in response … Continue reading

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Science practicals

Originally posted on Obvious but obviousness of a tricky kind:
There is a certain amount of misinformation about science practicals coming out of the Wellcome Trust and one or two unions. Here are the facts. Ofqual has three aims as…

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@IPEVO Making Teaching and Learning More Visible

Originally posted on @LeadingLearner:
The world of teaching and learning can become full of gimmicks, fads and “must have” gadgets.  The IPEVO visualiser is different.  It is a rare example of a non-gimmicky gadget that won’t just be a passing…

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The best CPD we can afford ourselves is the chance to visit other schools.

Originally posted on anewhoffod:
Professional development opportunities, as in courses run by external bodies, have become fewer and fewer, as a result of ever-shrinking CPD budgets. This means that teaching staff have had less opportunities to attend courses that will…

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British Values: Are We Already In a Mess?

Originally posted on @LeadingLearner:
Ofsted have been at the vanguard of a lot of nonsense over the years and their zealous push for British Values looks like another such thing.  Anything produced in haste, in response to a specific event…

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Government performance tables

Originally posted on Obvious but obviousness of a tricky kind:
The government performance tables of exam results are published in the January after the previous June exams and are misleading – some of the schools with the best exam results…

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