LEA, Parents »

[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,213 views]
Parents hinder school reform, international expert claims

William Stewart TES
Parents are a major obstacle to the global school reforms needed for world prosperity, one of the most influential figures in international education claimed today.
Andreas Schleicher, education director for the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), was speaking as he launched the first report from a new drive by the organisation to analyse education policy reforms around the world.
It identifies policy “overload” and a failure to engage teachers as being among the factors that sometimes prevent reforms from working.
But when asked about the importance of good …

Articles, Reviews & Links, Parents »

[20 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,901 views]
Middle Rasen Primary School in Market Rasen, Lincs

Ofsted was accused of “political correctness” after downgrading a top rural primary school for effectively being too English …..

Government, LEA »

[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 2,314 views]

Business superstar and government adviser Doug Richards of BBC TV Dragons’ Den fame championed Creative Writing Magic Money Cards highlighting that they offered a pioneering advantage in the teaching of writing skills and admiringly declared, “I can clearly see that these will work.”
Delivering a detailed description of schoolboy Crawford’s Johnston’s educational idea to delegates at a recent Education and Enterprise Programme seminar Doug Richards stated that it was a clear example of an “innovative”product with a unique advantage, one of the proven key elements for success, and he pronounced, comparing …