Collaborative curriculum design for maximum impact

Following an inspiring Association for Science Education (ASE) conference this month, Amie Hewish, Head of Secondary Science at Oxford University Press, calls for collaboration in continuing to develop an exciting, knowledge-rich curriculum in science. I’ve just got back from the ASE conference, and what a great few days it was. Teachers, technicians, educators, assessors, and […]

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The impact of using Assessing Primary Writing | A case study from St James’ CE Primary School, Chorley

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“The impact is felt across the school immediately and not just isolated to one year group.” Andrew Clark, Deputy Head and Year 6 teacher at St James’ CE Primary School in Chorley tells us more about how his school is benefiting from using Assessing Primary Writing. Our school background We are a one-form entry primary school, with nursery. […]

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Thoughts on marking

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Red is my favourite colour – it has been as long as I can remember.  So, you’d think that my departmental policy of using only red ink to mark in student’s books would come naturally to me.  But, I tend to flow around the class, using whatever pen or pencil is nearby to write in […]

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Reflecting Realities

HOT TOPIC Reflecting Realities in the school library Joy Court discusses the results of CLPE’s first study into ethnic representation in UK children’s literature and how libraries can get involved with the movement for change. “An important report was published at the end of July, after many of you would have finished for the summer break, and […]

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