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How to teach a whole class of mixed abilities?

This is one question that is at the forefront of educator’s minds when creating their curriculum particularly in primary. Whole school decisions need to be made- does the school go down the route of ‘setting’ where all the children of one ability band are taught together or do they stay in their mixed ability classes. …

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Is it time we went back to ‘traditional’ teaching?

In his recent speech, Gavin Williamson said that “traditional” teacher-led lessons with children seated facing the expert at the front of the class are powerful tools for enabling a structured learning environment where everyone flourishes”. There will always be ‘new’ ways to educate our children. There are those that prefer the more formal style of …

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