This week I was pleased to be invited to join the Camden NQT graduation online celebration, where we were joined by the class of 2019/20 to raise a virtual glass in appreciation and acknowledgement at the end of their first year as NQTs. It has been a strange and very bizarre first year for this…

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Over the past week, I have been reflecting on how school closures due to COVID-19 have impacted pupils and given rise to concerns about slower rates of learning and actual learning loss; with undoubtedly, a greater negative impact on disadvantaged children. I have included a link from Professor Hattie in a recent paper where his…

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At last Thursday’s meeting of secondary chairs of governors, several questions were raised about examinations in 2021. Concerns mirrored those that you will have seen reported in the media, most particularly about the uncertainties for teachers and students. Testing and examinations have a grip on our education system, particularly in secondary schools, that is not…

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    At last Thursday’s meeting of secondary chairs of governors, several questions were raised about examinations…

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