Why grouping students doesn't work

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In the 27 November issue of TES, headteacher Sam Hunter explains how she has stopped using setting at her primary school, prompted by a colleague who visited a school where ability-grouped tables went from "Killer Whale" to "Plankton". 

To accompany the feature, TES asked Becky Francis, professor of education and social justice at King's College London, to provide an update on the Education Endowment Foundation-funded project she is leading, 'Best Practice in Grouping Students'. You can watch the video below. 

 

 

This is an excerpt of an article in the 27 November edition of TES. Subscribers can view the full version here

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