• Highlights from Northern Rocks 2018

    The last ever Northern Rocks conference was held in Leeds last weekend. Schools Week was there to take in the action. Here are our highlights. Becky Allen: Beware the circumstances of your tests Commercial tests which compare pupil performance across several schools are fundamentally problematic, because not all schools place the same emphasis on the

    7.00 May. 26th, 2018 | News

  • Northern Rocks 2017: What we learned at the annual conference

    The Northern Rocks conference kicked off with a minute-long round of applause for its co-organiser Emma Hardy, who was elected to parliament this month. The new MP for Hull West and Hessle, a former primary school teacher and an organiser of the event, was hailed by some, including the NUT’s general secretary Kevin Courtney, as

    5.00 Jun. 25th, 2017 | News

  • Jill Wood, headteacher, Little London Primary School

    Last month, when the Standards and Testing Agency sent its exam papers for 11-year-olds to Little London primary school in Leeds, they went into a cupboard and stayed there. The pupils did not sit them. Instead they went on learning trips to Whitby and Ingleton Waterfalls. Now, their headteacher Jill Wood is facing investigation for

    5.00 Jun. 23rd, 2017 | Features