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The National Curriculum Review: The Importance of Annex 3

Nothing surprised me more in the National Curriculum Review than the following two sentences: “Citizenship is of enormous importance in a contemporary and future-oriented education. However, we are not persuaded that study of the issues and topics included in citizenship education constitutes a distinct ‘subject’ as such” Actually, that’s not true. I was not at …

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If You’re Going to Demand Excellence, Do It Properly

 In the recent Department for Education discussion paper ‘Training our next generation of Outstanding Teachers’ the call was made for more rigorous testing of trainee teachers. Currently student teachers must pass the ‘QTS’ tests in English, Maths & ICT.  The tests can be sat as many times as desired within the 12 months of training …

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