Do SATs really matter – and if so, to whom?

Government figures of the latest test results show more than a third of children have not reached SATS targets as they leave primary school, 64% of students got the required [ . . . ]

Government and spending on education…

How can government spending on education be at record levels and yet funds be cut per student by 8% since 2010? It’s because pupil numbers are rising every year. Plus [ . . . ]

Independent Learners…Independent Adults

When we send our children to school, we expect them to learn and to become independent learners. Not just learn Literacy and Maths or about the Battle of Waterloo, but [ . . . ]

Literacy and Numeracy Skills…disadvantaged children.

We have known for a while that children from better-off families fare better in school, in terms of literacy and numeracy skills. However, it was a shock to learn that [ . . . ]