Ted Wragg has been hitting his targets with unerring accuracy in recent articles (Last Word, TES, April 3 and May 15).
In many years of teaching I have rarely known it deemed appropriate to adopt an identical teaching style or format for lessons with children possessing varying attitudes and abilities.
Teachers welcome advice on "good practice" and a range of strategies, but as professional people, must be free to make decisions appropriate for their children.
Teaching children a narrow range of skills in a prescribed and repetitive manner, to be reproduced in "high" test scores for political expediency, is no way to raise educational standards.
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