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Oracy: Why I left the Speaking Up For Speaking event buzzing

Events in the Commons’ committee rooms invariably concern important issues, but are sometimes a little…. stuffy. Our recent event with Emma Hardy MP-  “#speakingup”  was different, and there are five main reasons I thought it was both unique and successful. It’d be great to see more events following these principles. 1. The fantastic speakers included …

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The need for EAL specialists

2017 performance statistics show that, for the first time, EAL pupils outperformed native speakers at GCSE on all DfE measures. However, as EPI point out in a recent report, we desperately need national structures to create and retain EAL specialists. Even though EAL outcomes are high on average, this masks what are likely to be …

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LKMco welcomes DfE’s announcement of new teaching internships

LKMco welcomes the Department for Education’s announcement today of new teaching internships for undergraduates in their last year at university. The announcement provides an evidence-based response to the finding in LKMco and Pearson’s 2015 report “Why Teach?” that ‘accidental’ entry to the teaching profession was surprisingly common. The report described accidental entries as examples of becoming ‘hooked …

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