I asked my Y4s what they are excited about for Y5. All they said is they are scared because Y5 is one year from SATS. #ks2sats — Jonny Walker (@jonnywalker_edu) 26 April 2016 As in many schools at the moment, test fever is settling into our playground like a beautiful flock of birds, if the birds […]Read more "Primary Testing, Plap, Culture, Social Reproduction, Queet and the Flummoxing of the Chumps"
I have just actively failed in quite a profound way. By some peculiar blend of my upbringing, genetics and life experiences, I have always been very academic. I was an early reader in school, I owned my KS2 SATS, I have always been a straight A student and I got into Cambridge from a Doncaster […]Read more "The Odd Mirth of Failing My Masters Degree"
These are the notes I am making, from the selective standpoint of someone with responsibility for a Teaching School, on the ‘Educational excellence everywhere’ White Paper. All schools will become academies, and will be given ‘supported autonomy’. The school-led system is settling in, with MATS and Teaching Schools leading on local improvement. Good practice is […]Read more "Summary of the White Paper"