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The crisis in secondary schools: where is it leading?

All kinds of schools in England are facing damaging budget cuts. Large meetings are being held all over the country where parents and teachers together are showing their opposition to Government cuts. Every concerned teacher or parent should join the … Continue reading

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Yorkshire conference – More Than A Score

Park Inn, North St, York YO1 6JF This conference will bring together parents and teachers across the region to discuss the crisis facing our schools and how this is affecting children and young people. It will provide an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Too much, too young for PISA

Dr Pam Jarvis teaches at Leeds Trinity University. She is a Chartered Psychologist as well as a qualified teacher, and an advisor to the Save Childhood Movement and the Too Much Too Soon Campaign. So yet again, following the PISA analysis, England’s … Continue reading

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The mismeasurement of learning

Our new pamphlet The Mismeasurement of Learning focuses on primary assessment. It describes an assessment system which gives poor feedback on children’s learning and is damaging their well-being. The situation was brought to a point of crisis this year because of … Continue reading

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Primary arts are in trouble

by Professor Pat Thomson, University of Nottingham The national curriculum guidelines affirm the value of cultural education for all children. The arts – including art and design, music, dance, drama and media arts, design and technology – are an integral … Continue reading

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Creative learning is important

by Pat Thomson Creative learning allows children and young people to explore and communicate ideas and to design and critically evaluate possible solutions to problems. Creative approaches allow children to use a wide range of materials, media and avenues to … Continue reading

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