Christine Blower · phonics · SATs

SATs stats

The announcement of this year’s SATs results has generated the usual furore over how to interpret them. The DfE’s‘First Statistical Release’ states that: The percentage of pupils achieving the expected level, level 4 or above, in the 2012 Key Stage 2 reading tests in all schools increased by 3 percentage points from 84 per cent… Continue reading SATs stats


Goodbye Mr Gibb

As minister of state for schools, Nick Gibb knew very well the need for ringing the changes in education. He understood well that a bull in a china shop approach would be counterproductive in assisting Michael Gove in bringing about those much needed changes. As a result, he tended to be pretty even-handed, dispensing adverse criticism of… Continue reading Goodbye Mr Gibb