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Gifted Phoenix · 6d ago

The ‘ordinary working families’ fallacy

Originally posted on Eponymous : . Summary This post explores the emerging definition of learners from ‘ordinary working families’ and the evidence published to date about their educational ...
Gifted Phoenix · 1M ago

Know Your Limits!

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This extended post challenges the argument that all learners can be high attainers. It sets out the various strands of this argument, highlighting the weak...
Gifted Phoenix · 2M ago

Eight types of ambiguity

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This short post outlines problems with ‘most able education’ – and what needs to change to bring about national improvement. The broad premiss is that, fol...
Gifted Phoenix · 2M ago

Pupil premium grammar schools

Originally posted on Eponymous : . …Or ‘An exercise in policy design’. . This post considers proposals emerging for new selective schools that would select on the basis of ability or attainm...
Gifted Phoenix · 2M ago

Investigating grammar streams

Originally posted on Eponymous : .  This post investigates the practice of introducing selective grammar streams into comprehensive schools. It: Reviews recent advocacy for this practice. Di...
Gifted Phoenix · 3M ago

Rounding-up: Killer stats and 10-point plan

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post compiles some of the most recent and telling statistics about the state of high attainment in England. It includes a brief summary of the policy ...
Gifted Phoenix · 5M ago

PISA 2015: England’s results investigated

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post investigates what PISA 2015 results reveal about: Progress towards the government’s 2020 national performance targets; and Trends in the comparat...
Gifted Phoenix · 5M ago

Troubling TIMSS trends

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post reassesses Progress against the government’s national performance targets and The comparative performance of England’s high attaining pupils foll...
Gifted Phoenix · 6M ago

The perennial problem of primary high attainers

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post features analysis of the 2016 primary transition matrices, but mostly raises awkward questions. . Context Publication of the 2016 primary perform...
Gifted Phoenix · 6M ago

Making sense of centres of excellence

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post probes the ‘centres of excellence’ proposal in the selection green paper. ‘Schools that work for everyone’ (September 2016) includes within its c...