A video from the DCSF which explains what a Sure Start Children’s Centre is. The staff talk about their job and parents describe how they have benefitted from Sure Start.
The speaker on this video works for the Specialist Schools Trust. He describes why he believes Grammar Schools are problmatic highlighting the differetial intake.
More things have been added in the past few days and pages have been rearranged. Feel free to look around, some pages will look sparse but more content is being added. Some categories, page configurations and things in general will change in the next few months as Education and Society develops.
A video from the teachers’ union, NUT. Christine Blower, General Secretary comments on assessment reform, the need for teacher assessment and gives reasons for the decision to boycott the 2010 SATs
A short video from ITN reporting on Ed Balls announcement regrading the abolishing of the Science SATs.
Here you will find the Guardian’s University Guide including subject league tables
An article in the Guardian about an interview with formr Chief Inspector of Schools, Chris Woodhead. In the interview which can found here on the Guardian website Chris Woodhead takes about his new book claims that standards are falling, and that middle-class children have better genes than working-class children, which accounts for differential attainment.
Sir Jim Rose was asked to review the primary school curriculum, the report was published on the 29th April 2009. It has been described as the most fundamental review of the primary school curriculum in a decade. As well as reviewing the curriculum, a number of recommendations are made.
The Independent Review of the Primary School Curriculum can be found here.
This link takes you to the DCSF page where you will find attainment tables.