Ed Balls has, well, sorry, had the balls to ditch SATs for 14 year olds in England. I can’t quite describe how elated I am! Ignoring last years fiasco, these tests have narrowed the curriculum, the teaching opportunities and pupils enthusiasm for the subject for years. The league tables that accompanied them often narrowed a [...]
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The £60m 2-year DCSF project has kicked off at our school. For the uninitiated this is a government funded scheme to put laptops into some of the most disadvantaged homes in the country. To quote: Computers for Pupils Computers for Pupils is a £60 million, two-year programme (2006–2008) aimed at helping some of the most [...]
The Beeb have an amusing news story about a school in Kent who are going to give pupils detention if their parents park in the bus lane outside school. I can just imagine the arguments if we tried to enforce this at our school!
The Guardian has an article today discussing the rapid adoption of eeePCs in schools, apparently with Ministerial support. I’m still impatiently waiting for my 6 to arrive, they won’t be ordered until the school’s trial of Wi-Fi is underway and as with all things in school that is taking longer than expected Jonesieboy’s trials have [...]
So says the title of another BBC article on the cyber-bullying YouTube problem. This worries and saddens me as I can see the quick result of this will be even more aggressive and restrictive censoring of the internet by school network managers. There is so much excellent material available on YouTube and other similar sites [...]
I’m a little gob smacked and a little jealous at the news from the BBC that Knowsley council on Merseyside plan to abolish the classroom and timetable as we know it and turn all 7 of their secondary schools into learning centers personalised to each pupil. It seems that this sort of revolution in how [...]