Peter Daniels and William Bright · The World's Writing Systems

The English writing system

A question that arises which proponents of phonics have to keep coming back to challenge over and over again is whether the writing system is truly phonic. Many words, it is alleged, contain ‘unphonetic spellings’. A moment’s pause for reflection will persuade any right-thinking person that this is baloney. As I never tire of reminding anyone who… Continue reading The English writing system

Cambridge University · Charlie Taylor · Graeme Paton · Telegraph

The Philistines are upon us!

On January 26th the Telegraph’s chief education correspondent Graeme Paton reported that Cambridge University has been given the go-ahead by the government to establish a primary school for 630 pupils. The University of Cambridge Training School will be overseen by Cambridge dons and will be used to train teachers undertaking their PGCE training. The idea… Continue reading The Philistines are upon us!