One primary teacher’s open letter to the government: ‘The standards expected are now untenable’

The publication of the new primary assessment materials was the straw that broke the camel’s back for this English coordinator. She decided she had to write an open letter to education secretary Nicky Morgan Dear Nicky Morgan I have been considering writing to you for some time and have decided, in the light of thepublication of the exemplification materials by the Department for Education that I cannot leave it any longer. I am writing to complain about the standards now expected of Year 6 pupils at the end of key stage 2.…

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Academies face crackdown amid concerns about standards

Michael Gove visits Durand Academy School in Stockwell Rex Features Struggling academies and free schools are to face a crackdown amid concerns about the quality of some chains, England’s new schools tsar has revealed. Sir David Carter, who was appointed National Schools Commissioner in December, used his first interview in the job to set out his plans to identify the 100 weakest academies and introduce a new hierarchical system for academy chains which would only allow the best to expand. Sir David announced his plans in the week that the…

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