The proposed alternative to ‘exams’ this year is seriously problematic. Here’s why.
First let me state for the record that there’s no easy answer. Nothing is going to be able to fairly ‘grade’ students and take into account the different experiences they’ve had this year of education and keep everyone happy.
What Gavin Williamson has asked of Ofqual is an impossible task.
There should be no doubt that schools are doing their absolute best under incredibly difficult circumstances. The challenges they are facing have been largely downplayed by the media, and outright ignored by the government. We are stretching our schools to breaking point.
Clare Josa is considered the UK’s leading authority on Imposter Syndrome, having spent nearly 20 years specialising in the field, including publishing the landmark 2019 Imposter Syndrome Research Study and her new book: Ditching Imposter Syndrome, which already has readers in over 30 countries. She is the author of eight books and has been interviewed by…
This is one of our ‘Difficult (but important) Conversations to have with your child’ series. These have mostly all been live-streamed via Facebook, but we will gradually be adding them to the podcast too. Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant. On her popular blog, Babes About Town, she shares witty, informative…
Wondering how Centre Assessed Grades were decided by schools? We asked Matt, an Assistant Head, about the process his school went through.
This is a gentle reminder.
You can’t change their results by worrying about them. Neither can they.
Liz Loly is a qualified teacher and parent to a delightfully dyslexic son. With a background in communications, which began when working on the London 2012 Olympic bid, Liz now works as a Communications and Education Consultant. Liz is personally and professionally dedicated to sharing knowledge, empowering people and enabling everyone the opportunity and strategies to…
What’s changing, what’s staying the same, and how to have your say.
Today I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with the amazingly lovely Sunetra Sarker (Star of Ackley Bridge, currently on Celebrity Gogglebox) about how she’s finding GCSEs as the mum of a Y10.
Tune in to find out all the answers (that we actually have) about what happens when schools return fully in September, as well as what’s going on behind the scenes to get everything ready. Jonathan Lewis is the Director of Education for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.