We mustn’t try to second-guess the future with a woolly curriculum.
Posts by David Thomas
David Thomas has worked as a Head of Maths at a central London comprehensive school and as an adviser at the Department for Education.Follow @
Burdens have been lifted. But what are we supposed to do now?
The only theory teachers learn is a canon of decades-old discredited psychology that just happens to be self-reinforcing.
Pupils spend five days a week in the classroom. More than any extra-curricular activity programme, that’s where character must be built.
Its critics appear to be arguing that our problem is learning too much vocabulary and knowing the laws of grammar too well.