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Using Visualisers for Assessment

Assessment no longer needs to involve keeping the kids in silence for three hours. Well, not all the time anyway! Terry Freedman explores how visualisers could be used instead.

In case you haven’t come across visualisers, here is a brief explanation. It’s a device which allows you to project things onto …

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Academies update: November 2012


As of 1st November 2012 there are 2,456 academies open in England – 536 sponsored academies and 1,920 converted academies.

In addition, another 431 schools have had their application to convert approved by the Department for Education, and there are an additional 223 sponsored academies currently in development.

This means 54% of …

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Academies Update: September 2012


The latest figures from the Department for Education reveal that as of 1st September 2012 there are 2,309 academies open in England. This represents a 10-fold increase from May 2010 when there were just 203 academies.

With 130 sponsored academies opening this month, it is the biggest increase of sponsored academies …

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Free Schools in England


On 13th July 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Free Schools symbolise everything that is good about the revolution that we are bringing to Britain’s schools. Choice for parents, power in the hands of teachers, discipline and rigour and high quality education in areas that are crying out for more …

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