We recommend the endowment of a independent research outfit similar to that what works to find how to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
Teaching children to spell is not an act of cruelty – they have a large smiles on their faces when they get something right.
Rather than allowing the greatest opportunity for each individual to excel, the educational establishment want to hold them back – in the interests of “levelling attainment”.
The Education Endowment Foundation is not impartial. It was an error to set it up and it should receive no more public money. Others are better suited to the challenge.
Setting or streaming tends to benefit high-attaining pupils, but this can be to the detriment of lower-attaining learners.
Not only can we teach our children to read but we can also defeat illiteracy in our prisons.
We need to train more teachers if the Government is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Pupils enter the dining hall smiling and loudly reciting Shelley’s Ozymandias.
Pupils are “exposed” to German with no explanation of the structures of the language, leaving them with no idea of how to speak or write it.
This is history in the making, and that’s what it’s all about.
I’m delighted to announce that the Pearson and AQA exam boards have agreed to continue providing the foreign languages they were offering.
The only theory teachers learn is a canon of decades-old discredited psychology that just happens to be self-reinforcing.
The best and brightest are going to the schools where they are most needed.
In considering what we can learn from the ancients, we must also consider what values we want to impart to the next generation.
Kandel’s work is as important as the discovery of DNA, and it will revolutionise education once it becomes more widely known.