Tag: setting

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Classrooms will inevitably feature children of very different ability levels, but keeping them apart helps none of them, argues Mary Myatt There are a number of problems with...
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Testing pressures are forcing primary school teachers to group their pupils by ability, even when they don’t believe it will raise attainment. Eighty-one per cent of reception teachers...
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Schools are using phonics to divide primary classes into ability streams – and pupils born in summer are paying the price. Phonics teaching involves six phases in which...
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Teaching pupils in mixed-ability groups is so unpopular that researchers struggled to find enough examples to complete a recent study into the practice. They found that factors driving...