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The UKIP voters of tomorrow - 19/05/2015
By Dr Meenakshi Parameshwaran - LKMco Research Associate The 2015 General Election held a lot of surprises, not least the fact that almost 4 million people turned out to endorse UKIP. Although the party won just a single seat, support for the far-right party was remarkably high, particularly in the more disadvantaged areas of the country. Sam Freedman suggested that the...
Reception Baseline Assessment - an alternative suggestion - 14/05/2015
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the concerns I have with the new reception baseline. Some people took this to mean I’m against all testing of tiny children (I’m not – good teachers at all stages assess all the time) and against the approved baseline providers (again, I’m not –all the providers I spoke to were absolutely lovely, very helpful, and very interested in creating...
Things that annoy and worry me about debates around Philosophy in education - 26/04/2015
By Sarah Jones - LKMco Associate In my view, Philosophy is a distinct, interesting and valuable area of the curriculum. For this reason, Twitter debates about Philosophy in schools frequently upset and enrage me. Most recently for example, in this discussion, Philosophy was described as 'critical thinking lite', a view I fundamentally disagree with. However, before I...
Creative Writing Under Threat - 05/04/2015
Creative Writing Under Threat Today’s blog is a guest blog from Dr Oli Belas an English teacher, writer, and independent academic concerned about the imminent demise of A Level Creative Writing. Creative Writing A Level is one of many courses under threat from Ofqual’s view – published on March 26 – that “we do not at this stage have confidence that content can be developed...
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