Tag Archives: EBacc

New assessment and accountability measures. Updates: Statement on Primary Assessment, Progess 8 update

15 Nov

New assessment and accountability measures. Updates: Statement on Primary Assessment, Progess 8 update

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:

We need an assessment system that enables all students to demonstrate their subject knowledge and understanding

23 Jun

We need an assessment system that enables all students to demonstrate their subject knowledge and understanding

By Deborah Lawson, Voice General Secretary, for ‘SecEd’, June 2016, and ‘Your Voice’, August 2016

Bacc off!

18 Jun

Bacc off!

Let us know your views on the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

Sour note for school music. Are LA cuts and academisation to blame? (updated)

3 Jun

Sour note for school music. Are LA cuts and academisation to blame? (updated)

A quality music education only reaches a minority of pupils in England’s schools, according to an Ofsted report (2013). BBC News: “Funding cuts put music at risk” (2014)

“Lies, damned lies and statistics”? Histrionics over history at the DfE

7 Nov

“Lies, damned lies and statistics”?  Histrionics over history at the DfE

“Survey by The Historical Association finds that almost four-in-10 secondary schools prevent pupils in lower sets from pursuing GCSEs in history” but DfE dismissed the findings as “simply not true”, insisting that entries for GCSE history were increasing.