Behaviour and why life is better offline

Being a young person today is different from being a young person when we were young, writes Geoff Barton in his weekly blog, and we must help align the work of schools and colleges with a world that is shifting rapidly around us. 

Posted: 26/05/2023 11:46:55
  • Pastoral
  • Parents
  • Digital
  • Behaviour
  • Technology

What a rogue reading paper tells us about the problem with SATs

How can you tell when a test paper for Year 6 pupils is not fit for purpose? After the distress caused by this year's SATs reading paper, ASCL Primary Specialist Tiffnie Harris looks at what this rogue paper tells us about the problem with SATs. 

Posted: 19/05/2023 11:05:43
  • Primary
  • Curriculum
  • Key Stage 2
  • Blog
  • SATs
  • Reading

If even Ofsted is highlighting workload the government must surely act

Ofsted’s report this week on the state of professional development in our schools highlighted how teachers struggle to find time for this due to their mounting workloads. The government must now surely act, says Geoff Barton in his weekly blog. 

Posted: 12/05/2023 09:00:57
  • Funding
  • Career Progression
  • Ofsted
  • Professional Development
  • Early Career Framework
  • Blog