A short time ago, I wrote a post about the Carter Review, and my thoughts on the future for Initial Teacher Education. With one casual tweet, the education blogmeister, Tom Bennett, catapulted that post into the limelight (well, maybe into the wings) and several people were kind enough to tweet a smattering of applause, which has provided […]Read More Is Ofsted helping to improve ITE?
With Tom Bennett giving evidence to the Carter Review of Initial Teacher Education here and here, which I hadn’t realised was forging ahead so quickly, I thought I probably ought to finally get round to writing a blog post that has been gestating in my head for a while. I don’t think it terribly likely […]Read More The Carter Review and the future of ITT
This is the fourth in a series of posts on the Festival of Education at Wellington College and the second post on Rob Coe’s talk. The first is here. #EducationFest No.1: Play up, play up, and play the game #EducationFest No.2: More root than trunk #EducationFest No.3: A research-based, constructivist view? Moving on from the […]Read More #EducationFest No.4: How will we know?
This is the third in a series of posts on the Festival of Education at Wellington College. #EducationFest No.1: Play up, play up, and play the game #EducationFest No.2: More roots than trunk #EducationFest No.4: How will we know? Rob Coe is currently occupying the position, shared perhaps only with Dylan Wiliam, of a Colossus […]Read More #EducationFest No.3: A Research-based, Constructivist View?
Robert Peal’s book Progressively Worse has stirred up the blogosphere. Old Andrew has written the foreword so I guess gets first place. Joe Kirby’s post makes me want to find a Bastille to storm – what a wonderfully forceful piece of writing! The comments from Laura MacInerney, Alex Quigley and Tom Sherrington balance it up somewhat. […]Read More The Battle for the Middle Ground
Two things that the DfE have got right – there may be others – are two of the changes to school accountability systems. The Wolf report quite rightly identified the perverse incentives in accountability measures that led to schools pushing pupils into BTECs and other vocational qualifications. And there is no doubt that the 5 […]Read More Grade 2 or bust! Perverse incentives
The NCTL have just published a breakdown of Initial Teacher Training allocations for 2014-15 (at 4.44pm on Friday – someone must have been keen to get this out before home time). I’ve had a quick glance. In general, allocations for 2014-15 are higher than 2013-14. I’m guessing this reflects a national problem with recruitment to […]Read More Is ITT sitting comfortably?
…and this is as good a place as any. Have a look at Tom Bennett’s presentation at Research Ed 2013 because it nicely brings together three ideas that are important to me – not intentionally on his part but then we do tend to see what we are looking for, don’t we? his anger that […]Read More You have to start somewhere…