Why primary school leaders should seek out and hire those subject specialist teachers.

The Quirky Teacher

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last year or so, you’ll be aware that the Ofsted framework is changing. I’ll admit, I wouldn’t need an Ofsted framework to force me to look at the substance of curriculum or to ensure that school culture develops the (scholarly) whole child because I already believe in it wholeheartedly. This is the evidence informed approach that, for me, boils down to thinking about what the children are thinking about at all times of the school day, including during transitions. It’s an interesting thought process that seems to add clarity to my continual questioning of accepted ‘best practice’ or ideology and I am aware that my perspective seems radically different to the majority of educators. In this blog, I’m going to make the case for hiring subject specialists to teach in primary schools and I’m hoping, fingers crossed, that school leaders will…

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