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Nobody advocates phonics-only literacy instruction

An important article by Anne Castles, Kathleen Rastle and Kate Nation summarising the process of learning to read from novice to expert, and seeking to end the “reading wars”, has just been published. It’s written in plain English and freely available … Continue reading

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Kevin

Originally posted on Mr Lock's Weblog:
This is Kevin, with his Mum. I want to talk about Kevin when he was young. Kevin was born in 1983, the third of four children. His father was in the RAF, and…

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What can we learn from Key Stage 1 scaled scores? – Education Datalab blog

This blogpost is part of the FFT KS1 Early Results Service.  The service allows schools to upload their KS1 results and then access an early analysis of their KS1 results.  The early results service… Continued here: https://ift.tt/2NJQ8sj

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The relationship between Progress 8 and Ofsted judgments for disadvantaged schools – Education Datalab blog

Over the last few weeks, there has been much debate about whether Ofsted inspection judgments are biased against schools with large proportions of disadvantaged White British pupils. This has… Continued here: https://ift.tt/2LbdPZ2

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The snide sniper

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images I often find that people object to the tone of what I write. I am sometimes called ‘snide’ or something of that sort. This is revealing. If you have never…

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Is love the most important thing? – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Yesterday, I wrote a post explaining that important as the quality of teaching in a school is, there are other, more important things on which to concentrate. In response, Katharine Birbalsingh, head… Continued here https://ift.tt/2u68hIz

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“Do now”

Originally posted on Reading all the Books:
I recently finished Glass Ceilings, which is my favourite education book of 2018 – so far, that is. Amongst the many, many take-aways from this book was a reminder to me of a…

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