There is a conundrum that I am sure all design and technology (D&T) teachers throughout the UK cannot understand– why is technology being allowed to perish in schools by the education system, when in the wider world it has never been more prevalent? As a subject, it remains in danger of being marginalised in schools [...]
The Government’s expert advisor on behaviour, Charlie Taylor, recently released a checklist, which if followed correctly, claims to improve pupil behaviour in schools. While we have not implemented his specific checklist per se at All Saints, we do employ very similar strategies to those outlined in it. I would encourage any school to use a [...]
Michael Gove, in a speech at BETT 2012 to the UK education community, ICT industry partners and to education ministers from around the world, announced a proposal for substantial changes to ICT in maintained schools in England from September 2012. http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/speeches/a00201868/michael-gove-speech-at-the-bett-show-2012
At the heart of his announcement is the proposal that the ICT National Curriculum programmes [...]
This week it was announced that the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) has launched a campaign to encourage more young people to pursue careers in engineering, with a particular aim to increase the number of women in the sector.
This is not a new call to action, by any means. People have long recognised [...]
It has been another year of significant changes for everyone across the education sector. Over 1000 Academies already and 24 Free Schools opened in September alone. However, a surprisingly positive view held by schools is that budget allocation is better than expected!
Coupled with this, the resounding message from the government to schools is not [...]
The Education Show drew to a close on Saturday with fantastic feedback from visitors and exhibitors. The show was a storming success and the newly introduced accredited CPD programme was incredibly popular with visitors, with one remarking that the show was so packed and inspirational that he had to return for a second day to [...]
The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education has called for a cultural shift in the UK’s attitude towards maths, citing the readiness to admit to poor mathematical skills as a prime reason for the nation’s low numeracy levels, and I think she has a point. Few of us would be so cheerfully open about poor [...]
We are pleased to announce that the Achievement for All programme is now live on the website and available for booking. I must say I am over the moon, it looks great and I feel it will be a great addition to the Education Show line up!
If you don’t know much about the Achievement [...]
With the UK still worryingly low in the OECD league tables, the news that blogging has helped one primary school raise attainment in writing made it big over the weekend.
The school has seen the percentage of pupils getting a higher than average score in writing tests rocket from 9 per cent to 63 per cent [...]
I read an article in The Telegraph last week regarding a National Curriculum review. Good/Bad – you will all have your own opinions but from reading on, I personally see it as a good change.
Children within schools should have a good grasp on the core subjects and should certainly know who Winston Churchill is! Key [...]