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Former primary school teacher, university professor, old fashioned HMI
Articles from this author
'Ofsted must be careful not to lose all its credibility in early years'
4th December 2017 at 15:20
'Without any sense of irony, the chief inspector criticises schools for “a weak theoretical understanding of the curriculum"'
17th October 2017 at 16:50
The primary curriculum: 'Where has Ofsted been all this time?'
11th October 2017 at 13:23
'Tests for four-year-olds as soon as they start school are harmful'
19th September 2017 at 12:37
'It's time for Ofsted to stop giving a school's teaching and learning an overall grade'
13th September 2017 at 17:53
'Ofsted needs to understand that teachers see it as an existential threat'
7th September 2017 at 12:53
'Baseline tests for four-year-olds are harmful'
30th March 2017 at 14:16
'The reliability genie is out of the bottle at Ofsted – and it will only lead to more pressure on watchdog'
13th March 2017 at 16:08
Dear Amanda Spielman…
18th November 2016 at 00:00
'Hothousing is replacing education that is respectful of children: just ask Charles Dickens'
27th July 2016 at 12:44
‘In 1905 the government said that teachers shouldn’t be told how to teach. Why have we since gone backwards?’
25th April 2016 at 14:46
‘It’s time to destroy the “myth of assessment”: we have almost no idea how to assess what children are learning’
12th April 2016 at 12:08
The schools minister must understand – as Dickens did – that grammar-by-rote will ruin a love of words
4th March 2016 at 15:04
Teachers are to blame for their workload – they set unrealistic goals for themselves
31st October 2015 at 06:00
Wishing for a heavenly workload? Dream on…
30th October 2015 at 00:00
‘The new Ofsted inspection system will not deliver on its promise of more reliability and authority'
23rd June 2015 at 13:06
Curiouser and curiouser
21st February 2014 at 00:00
Meaningful change takes a lifetime
14th February 2014 at 00:00
A Dickensian nightmare
7th February 2014 at 00:00
Intelligence is a puzzle that is yet to be solved
31st January 2014 at 00:00
No waking from this nightmare
17th January 2014 at 00:00
10th January 2014 at 00:00
Quality can be tested? Wrong answer
20th December 2013 at 00:00
Artificial measures of intelligence
6th December 2013 at 00:00