New assessment and accountability measures. Update: SATs survey

3 May

New assessment and accountability measures. Update: SATs survey

New National Curriculum tests (‘SATs’) at Key Stages 1 and 2 in primary schools, and new Progress 8 measure at Key Stage 4 in secondary schools. Updates on SATS: Letter to Secretary of State and changes announced, letter in TES. Further clarification and changes from DfE.
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A day in the life of a teaching assistant

3 May

A day in the life of a teaching assistant

By Leicestershire TA Helen Voss

Why Voice supports the Save Our Early Years campaign #SaveOurEarlyYears

29 Apr

Why Voice supports the Save Our Early Years campaign #SaveOurEarlyYears

Campaign for the Government to reverse its decision that all Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYEs) must have at least a Grade C in GCSE English and maths to count in the ratios – with no equitable alternative at Level 2 such as Functional Skills allowed.

Does it matter if a degree is ‘relevant’?

29 Apr

Does it matter if a degree is ‘relevant’?

Should education be primarily for its own sake or does it need to be justified in terms of its relevance to employment or some other potential economic advantage?

The future of Children’s Centres

29 Apr

The future of Children’s Centres

Changing roles and models and forthcoming consultation.