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Michael Tidd is deputy headteacher at Edgewood Primary School in Nottinghamshire,
Articles from this author
Comparative judgement: a world of pure imagination?
21st October 2016 at 00:00
Speak up to create the world you want to see
14th October 2016 at 00:00
‘Non-negotiables’ drag us down, without question
7th October 2016 at 01:00
Assessment is failing: let’s build a system that works
30th September 2016 at 00:00
Want to reduce workload? Then reduce work. Sorted
23rd September 2016 at 01:00
Why wait till 11 when we can label kids from birth?
16th September 2016 at 00:00
Do we really have to suffer this chaos for another year?
9th September 2016 at 00:00
As the pressure heats up, make sure to stay cool
2nd September 2016 at 01:00
Overworked teachers should spend their hols relaxing, not working
26th August 2016 at 00:00
The DfE’s Hokey Cokey approach to early years
19th August 2016 at 01:00
'We need more focus on testing and inspection, not less'
1st August 2016 at 06:00
'Ministers show contempt for the teaching profession'
27th July 2016 at 06:00
'The horror as the curtain falls at the end of the primary year has no easy solution'
11th July 2016 at 15:01
'The Sats results show that either we were all complaining unnecessarily or we’ve somehow found a way to cheat the system'
5th July 2016 at 15:51
'Science is so often forgotten at primary – many assume computing is the third core subject instead'
27th June 2016 at 17:31
'Children struggle in Year 7 as no one in secondary knows a child as well as we do in primary'
20th June 2016 at 16:03
'School reports are out of control – 1,000-word missives of meaningless information'
13th June 2016 at 12:02
'The nonsense of the interim writing assessment process will end like this...'
6th June 2016 at 08:02
'Instead of discussing great teaching and learning, we're looking for loopholes to hoodwink the moderators'
23rd May 2016 at 14:11
'Why do teachers use classroom techniques they don’t believe in just because they are ordered to?'
16th May 2016 at 15:02
Let us take a moment to remember Sats tests of old: earthships, miptors and Evelyn Glennie
9th May 2016 at 10:35
Testing 11-year-olds: the never-ending battle to get Sats started
3rd May 2016 at 12:02
The 10 Calamitous Commandments of the DfE – the primary school edition
25th April 2016 at 12:03
'How would Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah fare if the Rio Olympics adopted a primary school method of assessment?'
18th April 2016 at 12:00