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Nov 27, 2016

Mind your Grammar

The show has blogs and links; a book review; edu news and views and two interviews on the grammar schools debate.

Both the interviews will be available in full in The Ed Files Uncut later this week.


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Show Notes

Your hosts are Alex Weatherall and Leon Cych.

Tonight's show feedback

Gerald Haigh https://twitter.com/geraldhaigh1
@Whatonomy https://twitter.com/whatonomy/status/793975822709297152 
Felicity Sandral https://twitter.com/FelicitySandral/status/798417902076620801 

Blogs and Links

Teaching Morals in schools http://www.justschoolscollective.com/ 
Mike Cameron's The Social Contract https://cogitateit.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/the-social-contract 

News Round

Ofsted information from Sean Harford

ITT numbers Low for Physics and Computing.

Rachel Wolf's article

DFE's grammar school tweets -
"The attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is virtually eliminated in selective schools" https://twitter.com/educationgovuk/status/800641910398472192 

"Selective Schools are almost 50% more popular than non-selective schools when comparing a parent's first preference for their child" https://twitter.com/educationgovuk/status/798929945854701569 

Evidence given to the Education Select Commitee on Grammar Schools - featuring Becky Allen and Nick Gibb

Letter to Stats authority https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Letter-from-Ed-Humpherson-to-Jonathan-Slater-111116.pdf 

Scrooge and Jacob Marley Feedback form - Correction It was the Local Schools Network not School's Week - apologies to Janet Downs.

Carpet Time

Sarah Ledger https://twitter.com/sezl  reviews Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard http://www.shakespeareontoast.com/ by Ben Crystal

Interviews on Grammar Schools

Leon interviewed Dr Becky Allen https://rebeccaallen.co.uk/  from Education Data Lab https://educationdatalab.org.uk/ 

Alex interviewed Jack Marwood who writes at Icing On the Cake http://icingonthecakeblog.weebly.com

Niki Kaiser https://twitter.com/ChemDrK/  talking about Science Journal Club for her A-Level students.


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