Guy Scarlett

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Further education sector's relief as government pulls back from further cuts

Funding for 16-19-year-olds and adult skills protected in spending review and sixth-form colleges will be allowed to become academies to end VAT burden<p>Further education and sixth-form colleges breathed a sigh of relief in the wake of the spending review after the government pulled back from more …

Policy Exchange's 'resit levy' robs Peter to pay Paul

Policy Exchange’s “Crossing the Line” report explores “improving success rates among students retaking English and Maths GCSEs” and is a welcome …

Students

Understanding AFL.

The powerpoint that was used for CPD- did include 3 videos from students explain their knowledge and understanding of AFL.

Hunting English

Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management<p>Most of my posts are about teaching strategies, the curriculum or the odd political rant. I have written very …

50+ Ways to Do Formative Assessment in Class

February 22, 2015<br>Here is another wonderful resource shared today by Edutopia titled “<i>53 Ways to Check for Understanding</i>”. This 2 pages PDF features a …

Assessment for learning

General Thoughts — Assessment for Learning

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Study of colleges shows 'encouraging' texts dramatically cut dropout rates

A study of three colleges has shown that sending regular encouraging text messages to learners can dramatically cut dropout rates.<p>The experiment was …

How much would you pay for this?

• <b>Lesoco brand cost college around £290k less than two years ago</b>• <b><br>Learners “didn’t identify with Lesoco” – governors might now drop it</b>• <b><br>“How did no one</b> …

Free schools project put in peril by soaring costs – MPs

The government has spent £240m on free schools in areas that don't need them and the programme risks blowing out its budget due to lax financial management and rising costs, MPs report today.<p>In a damning evaluation the public accounts committee's report cites poor value for money in the planning …

Rate cut impact report leads to more questions and criticism

<b>The Department for Education would have been hoping its impact assessment of the controversial 17.5 per cent funding rate cut for full-time</b> …

Colleges hit by 18-year-old funding rate cut far worse than school sixth forms, government assessment reveals

Colleges will be hit by a controversial funding rate cut for 18-year-olds far worse than school sixth forms, a much-anticipated government impact …

Who told Sir Michael Wilshaw that Leps have all the answers?

<b>Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw’s second annual report on FE and skills pointed the sector in the direction of greater heeding of local</b> …

Funding cut in pipeline for full-time 18-year-olds as Spending Review bites

The Education Funding Agency has announced plans to save £150m by paying 17.5 per cent less for the full-time education of 18-year-olds in comparison …

SFA 'should scrap' funding data deadline

More than four in every five FE data staff believe the funding data return for the 2013/14 academic year due this week should be abandoned after …

Secondary school unveils music hall as philanthropy hits high note

On an autumn evening next month, a specially commissioned fanfare from the master of the Queen's music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, will proclaim open a new concert hall billed as among the finest in the UK.<p>The international-standard, 730-seat venue is already attracting such prestigious names as the …

Private schools may drop A-levels due to Michael Gove's plans for overhaul

Concerns over Education Secretary Michael Gove's plans to implement radical changes to school exams are prompting some leading private schools to consider dropping A-level courses in favour of an international alternative.<p>Under a major overhaul of the system, Gove has announced that AS-levels are …

Tell teachers what you want, Ofsted – what you really, really want

Teachers know the drill. When the text arrives from a friend saying "Uh-oh, Ofsted inspectors on the way, save me now!" you reply saying "Stay calm, …

Gove plans to change GCSE grading

Top GCSE marks of A* and A could be replaced by a one to four numerical scale, education secretary Michael Gove told MPs on Wednesday, as one option …

English GCSE shakeup to place emphasis on written exams

English GCSE exams are to be made substantially tougher under controversial changes that will no longer test teenagers' speaking and listening skills.<p>…

Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

How much should people earn? Even if resources were unlimited, it would be difficult to stipulate your ideal salary. Intuitively, one would think that higher pay should produce better results, but scientific evidence indicates that the link between compensation, motivation and performance is much …

Performance-related pay for teachers gives the wrong results for schools

Is it my imagination or have the past few months been dominated by debate about financial incentives to improve performance? Only a moment ago it was …

College leaders refuse to 'shy away' from Ofsted inspection blow

England’s sixth biggest college has fallen from good to inadequate in Ofsted ratings.<p>City of Bristol College was visited mid-February and has emerged …

New FE commissioner could shut failing colleges

A powerful commissioner who can call for a college to be shut down will be introduced under tough new further education rules due to be announced …