Monthly Archives: June 2013

Controlled Assessments – my experiences

Following the announcement by Michael Gove that, in future, GCSEs will no longer have a coursework element, the reaction from teachers has been swift and vocal. In the main, the comments have been negative, focusing on the potential problems that … Continue reading

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Damaged Children: Emma & Molly

Emma was known throughout the school. Staff, parents and pupils all knew that she could be unpredictable and violent. She was only in Year 4, but quite tall and strong for her age, and with a fierce determination to inflict … Continue reading

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Damaged Children: Tahira

In my last post, I stated that I was going to write about some of the damaged children I have come across in my teaching career, explaining what support was given and the impact this had on them and their … Continue reading

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