Teacher satisfaction: are you happy with your career?

You’ll have seen in the news in recently, schools in England are struggling to recruit new teachers.  To extend the problem, almost a third of teachers who began their career in 2010, quit the classroom within five years of qualifying (Weale 2016). Teachers are...

Do phonics based assessments really improve reading ability?

The Guardian (2017) published an interesting article last week about primary school pupils’ reading ability over the past decade. The article highlights we clearly still have a gap in primary school children’s reading ability. It doesn’t however,  give us an idea of...

Ofsted Explained- How to track pupil progress

Being able to track every child’s learning progress is becoming a hot topic for Ofsted. A recent Capita Assessment Conference commissioned three main presentations focusing on how to track childrens’ learning progress, with one of these presentations centring on...