How to create a whole-school Grammar and Punctuation Programme

What is the most effective way of creating a whole-school Grammar and Punctuation programme? Schools that adopt a whole-school Grammar and Punctuation Programme typically find it easier to respond to the demands of the English Programmes of Study. For not only does it make it easier to have a unified Read more…

National curriculum in England ‘systematically omits’ Black British history

The Black Curriculum report says England’s ‘white, Eurocentric curriculum’ fails to reflect UK society The national curriculum in England “systematically omits the contribution of black British history in favour of a dominant white, Eurocentric curriculum” which fails to reflect the UK’s multi-ethnic society, according to a new report. It accuses Read more…

Familiarity helps progress

For many children, the key to learning maths is being able to see how the familiar links with the new. Take any random group of primary school pupils and the range of maths understanding within the group will be significant.  Even if the groups are selected by maths ability the Read more…

When the strategy is king

Children will always come across words they don’t know.  How they respond determines their reading age. In a language that is derived from as many separate sources as English it is inevitable that children will, throughout their time at school, come across words that they don’t know. At that point Read more…