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When and how do children learn prejudice?

I was shocked by the level of educational inequality I heard about when researching ‘The underrepresentation of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils in higher education’, for King’s College London. Perhaps the starkest finding though, was the scale and severity of discrimination faced by pupils from these communities in UK schools. It got me thinking about …

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How can assessment underpin, not undermine, great teaching?

The publication of our ground breaking vision for how assessment can better support great teaching,  ‘Testing the Water’  has prompted widespread discussion in the media. In the run up to publication TES published a comment piece from Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, arguing that assessment needs to become a tool not …

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Most classroom teachers lack confidence assessing their pupils

New report calls for better accountability measures, more support for teachers, and greater understanding of assessment across education sector. Government, schools and assessment bodies must do more to put assessment at the heart of great teaching. Report analyses assessment systems across the world and features contributions from world-leading experts. All trainee teachers should be tested on …

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