On the “cannibalisation” of Key Stage 3

Ofsted’s new Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, gave a speech at the Festival of Education in June 2017 in which she trumpeted the importance of the school curriculum. She said that, […]

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Key Stage 3: Literacy and numeracy

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in November 2016.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.   You can read more of my monthly columns for […]

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Key Stage 3: Effective use of the Pupil Premium

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in November 2016.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.   You can read more of my monthly columns for […]

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Key Stage 3: Assessment

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in November 2016.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.   You can read more of my monthly columns for […]

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Key Stage 3: Avoiding the Year 8 ‘dip’

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in October 2016.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.   You can read more of my monthly columns for […]

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Key Stage 3: Cross-phase partnerships

This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in September 2016.  You can read the original version on the SecEd website here.   You can read more of my monthly columns for […]

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Year 6 to 7 transition (Primary version)

This article was written for Headteacher Update magazine and first published in September 2016.  You can read the original version on the HTU website here.   You can read more of my monthly columns for Headteacher Update here.  […]

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