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A curriculum for all? GCSEs, EBacc and Progress 8

We are pleased to announce a new survey, commissioned by the NUT and carried out by a research team from King’s College London. A curriculum for all? The effects of recent Key Stage 4 curriculum, assessment and accountability reforms on … Continue reading

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How Britain treats its children – a UN perspective

by Dr Pam Jarvis, Leeds Trinity University In June 2016, national news headlines were dominated by Britain’s referendum on whether to remain within or leave the European Union. Other news disappeared beneath this maelstrom, including a story which lays bare some … Continue reading

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The logic of selection: keeping the working class in its place

by Professor Sally Tomlinson, University of Oxford What led Theresa May to ‘seize the day’ by promising us more grammar schools? Some have suggested it was a clever tactic to distract us from Brexit; others that it was to placate … Continue reading

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Grammar school plans: a dangerous distraction

by Professor Mel Ainscow, University of Manchester   The decision to abolish Some years ago a neighbour came to my front door crying because her daughter had failed the eleven plus and, as a result, would not get a place … Continue reading

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Grammar schools: increasing inequality

Schools were only just back after the summer when Theresa May announced her intention to increase the number of grammar schools. Will this Government stop at nothing to undermine the principle of a good education for every child? This announcement … Continue reading

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Abolishing grammar schools is not enough

by Patrick Yarker Education secretary Nicky Morgan has agreed that Weald of Kent Grammar School, a single-sex academy in Tonbridge, can open a new building in Sevenoaks. This is officially an ‘annexe’ even though it is 10 miles away. The … Continue reading

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