Education – for teachers

#Maturestudent

Reflections on the first term of an MEd courseIt has been just over two months since I started studying again. While the rest of the student population across the nation seems to be heading off for a Christmas break, as an MEd student, I have this sneaking feeling that much of the festive season is…

Review: Don’t Call it Literacy!

Geoff Barton’s essential guidebook is not only easy to read but highly practicalThe Daily Telegraph’s report that students from independent schools dominate entry to many leading universities should concern anyone in state education. The gap in educational attainment between the wealthiest and the poorest seems to be growing, not receding. We face problems with literacy…

Controlled Assessment Needs Redrafting

As an English teacher, I am passionate about two things: my subject and the achievement of pupils in that subject. I am concerned, too, that pupils experience the subject in a way which will benefit them in the long run. For many, it will be an  A level choice, whilst for some, it will be…