April 22, 2016 Leave a comment
Mike echoes my thoughts on this manner. We have had unprecedented change in education in the UK since I became a teacher (the same time the government changed and Gove, Gibb and Teather started their plans).
Do read :
We have the cancelled baseline tests, an entirely predictable (and predicted) mess.
We have KS1 spelling tests uploaded to the governments own website and left there for months. Causing the subsequent cancelling of the national test.
We have exemplar materials for a new testing regime delivered late and requiring correction and further explanation. Not once. Not twice. But five times.
We have the departments accounts effectively qualified by the National Audit Office in a stinging report.
We are still waiting for exam specifications to be signed off that teachers are expected to start teaching in September.
We’ll pass rapidly over their novel interpretation of the laws of physics and cock a blind one to the ministerial obsession with the minutiae of exclamation mark theory.
Then there’s the farcical approach to teacher training place allocation that was only changed because a Cambridge course had under-recruited and could have closed.
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