How are successful schools measured? By being judged ‘1’ by Ofsted? By excellent SATs or A-level results in a single year? By being popular with parents and having buoyant admissions? No. It...Continue reading
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The issues of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment are pivotal to shaping our educational system. These concepts have been constructed, reconstructed, deconstructed and contested over many decades....Continue reading
Effectively deploying teaching assistants to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
This blog draws on an important piece of research published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) in England in 2015: Making the Best use of Teaching Assistants (Sharples, Webster and...Continue reading
How do we truly assess success and long-term achievement in learning: exams, or innovative contextualised creative assessment?
There is a continual debate and discussion about exams – whether it is standard attainment tests (SATs) at primary school or GCSEs and A-levels at secondary – and how effective they are not...Continue reading
Schools are institutions in which racial conflict is brought into focus and can be acute. Gillborn (2008) asserts that current education policy is not designed to eliminate race inequality, but to...Continue reading
The Prevent duty (2009, 2011, 2015) is a statutory requirement upon all educational professionals to have due regard to prevent individuals being drawn into terrorism. Criticisms of the Prevent...Continue reading
The under-achievement of white working class boys in England is well documented. They are the lowest academic achievers at the age of 16 for any socio-economic class grouping (Sutton Trust, 2016),...Continue reading
The properly organised tuition of foreign languages and its contribution to the development of general literacy
‘It is not possible to train truly literate individuals (in the broadest sense), in whatever specialism they may pursue, by any means other than the properly organised teaching of foreign...Continue reading
BERA has identified close-to-practice research as an area of interest for the Association, and many BERA members are also committed to such work in the context of teacher education and...
Developing an ethics framework for school based research in the context of a large academy secondary school
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre is a Secondary School Academy in rural Kent. I have been working as a Teacher Researcher at Homewood since 2014, and during that time I have produced a...Continue reading
When thought about at the level of the school or classroom, the self-improving school system involves teachers collaboratively engaging in evidence-informed practice to improve teaching and...Continue reading