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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
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/572048/School_inspection_update_November_2016.pdf 

ITT numbers Low for Physics and Computing.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/572290/ITT_Census_1617_SFR_Final.pdf 

Rachel Wolf's article
http://www.conservativeeducation.org/news/rachel-wolf-we-must-now-focus-what-goes-inside-classroom 

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
http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/education-committee/selective-education/oral/42974.html 

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.
http://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/2016/11/dfe-short-survey-on-grammar-schools-accepts-response-from-scrooge 

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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