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  • Shared Understanding is Vital to Writing

    Shared Understanding is Vital to Writing

    As I argued in my last blog, self-expression as the aim of a writing curriculum is a dead-end. To move forward, we need to strip back what has become an over-complicated process.At its heart writing is communication and thus requires shared understanding of it’s rules and norms to be effective. This should be the goal […]

  • Express Yourself

    Express Yourself

    While writing as a means of self-expression has undoubtedly enriched humanity, it can’t be the primary goal if we are to create a literate society.

  • Primary Writing Genres – Sacrificing Depth for Breadth

    Primary Writing Genres – Sacrificing Depth for Breadth

    Writing Genres in Primary Literacy – Sacrificing Depth for Breadth (or in other words what was wrong about the NLS in the first place!)

  • WLFS History Conference – A Primary Perspective

    WLFS History Conference – A Primary Perspective

    I don’t think it can be emphasised enough how fantastic the inaugural West London Free School History Conference was.

    I can honestly say that I would have attended every workshop if it had been possible and am grateful to those who have blogged about the sessions in detail….

  • The Unethical Code of the College of Teaching

    The Unethical Code of the College of Teaching

    Over the course of the last year, I have changed my stance on the College of Teaching as its actions have left me cynical. It has become clear that it is simply a power grab by the education establishment. However, the final straw for me is the proposed code of ethics which is anything but ethical.

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