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National Curriculum Review

This consultation closes on 8th August 2013 On 7th February 2013 a public consultation on the government’s proposal for the reform of the national curriculum in England was launched by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education. The consultation closed on 16th April 2013. The department has published the consultation report… Read more

10 Reasons Why Teachers Should Give Twitter a Go

If you can’t decide whether or not to give Twitter a go, here are some ideas to sway you. There’s a fantastic exchange of ideas This has to be the number one reason for teachers to tweet. My timeline is constantly filled with fantastic links and ideas. A huge number of resources and relevant blog… Read more

An Interest-based Curriculum in the EYFS

An ‘Interest-based’ curriculum in the EYFS – just what does it really mean and is it actually achievable? The new EYFS Statutory Framework requires practitioners to: “..consider the individual needs, interests, and stage of development of each child in their care, and use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child… Read more

Music to Your Ears?

National Plan for Music Education – What will it mean for the classroom teacher? “The National Music Plan, jointly set out by the education secretary, Michael Gove and the culture minister, Ed Vaizey, aims to give every child, regardless of where they live or how well off they are, the chance to learn to play… Read more