https://www.tes.com/news/SQA-reverting-exams-year-most-sensible-option This piece was published online by The Times Educational Supplement Scotland on 19 August 2021.
“It’s not fair. I know.” These are the words I used time and again today as I listened to intelligent and hard-working pupils tell me they knew they would have done so much better in an exam. At least I could provide some consolation: their teachers agreed. Earlier this summer our teachers spent hours scrutinising … Continue reading It’s just not fair
Some schools in England re-opened this week, shining a spotlight on the questions and anxieties that surround the mammoth task of recovering education. In Scotland, the national Education Recovery Group was established very early so all relevant voices, including those of teachers, employers and parents, could be heard. This has meant that planning has progressed … Continue reading 7 Myths About Education Recovery
The class of 2020 will never forget their summer without exams. But what seemed unusual last term will pale in comparison with the seismic changes Scottish education is about to witness. The First Minister has announced that physical distancing must remain in place until a vaccine is available. We must re-think – radically, deeply and … Continue reading It’s time to talk about the new normal for schools