A child puts a question in an anonymous box. What happens next? In 2017, Justine Greening, former secretary of state for education, announced that relationships and sex education (RSE) would be...Continue reading blog post
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I was once told that professionals reach their peak after seven years in their profession. Fine, I thought, if you are an accountant. Numbers don’t really change. It’s okay, if you are a...Continue reading blog post
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 blog post
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 blog post
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 blog post
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 blog post
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 blog post
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 blog post
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 blog post
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 blog post
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...