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Blogging elsewhere from January 2017

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:51:15 +0000

This is a note to say that this blog is now suspended in terms of new content. I will continue to blog on my company blog here. This blog will remain here as an archive of materials, including research articles and book chapters that are not available elsewhere. Over the years, I’ve been particularly critical […]

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My article in the recent MMA Ensemble magazine

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:53:22 +0000

I was pleased to be asked to contribute an article to the recent edition of the MMA’s Ensemble magazine. The article focused on the use of live streaming technologies within UCan Play’s work with NYMAZ on the Connect:Resound project. A copy of the article can be downloaded from here.

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Another independent report showing Teach First as vastly expensive and ineffective

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:38:14 +0000

The IFS have published their report into the costs and benefits of different initial teacher training routes. If you are unfamiliar with this sector, you might have wondered how hard it could be to prepare someone for teaching (the answer is that it is harder than many imagine) and that universities might have a key […]

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Please consider filling in this questionnaire …

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:16:06 +0000

I’ve had a request from one of our students who is now studying for a MA in Music Education. She would like responses from music teachers to help with her study into autism. She writes … My research project concerns autism and music students at secondary school age. I am researching how teachers ensure their […]

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In Praise of Music Teachers: Chatting with the good folk from the GMMH

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:08:30 +0000

It was lovely to be asked to give a short presentation at the Greater Manchester Music Hub annual get together at our Faculty of Education campus today. I was asked to give a talk on assessment, which I duly did, albeit following in the shadow of my good friend and colleague Martin Fautley who did […]

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Music teachers – please respond to this request for information about music in your school

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:15:38 +0000

I’ve received this request from my friend Ally Daubney at the University of Sussex to help gather responses on music education from a wide range of secondary school music teachers. Working with her colleague Duncan Mackill, Ally has recently launched an online survey to gather a longitudinal view of secondary school music provision in order to […]

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The beginnings of school-led teacher training: New challenges for university teacher education

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:16:30 +0000

The School Direct Research Project undertaken by a team of academics from Manchester Metropolitan University concludes five years of research into the effects of school-led training on the rationale and composition of university teacher education in England and considers the impacts of recent changes on the teaching profession. Teacher education in England now comprises a […]

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Some further thoughts on the National Audit Office report into the training of teachers

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:49:11 +0000

It was nice to be asked to record an interview for BBC Radio Manchester with Sam Walker this afternoon. She asked questions about the NAO report, part of which I wrote about in respect of Teach First earlier today. The broader messages of the report are that the DfE has missed its recruitment targets for the […]

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The NAO reveals the truth about the vast costs and minimal gains associated with Teach First

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:43:30 +0000

Thank goodness for the National Audit Office! Perhaps this is not something that you would normally expect to say, but the public body, whose vision is to help the nation spend wisely and help Parliament hold government to account through improving public services, has done sterling work today in publishing its report – Training New Teachers. […]

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Filming for the One Show!

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 15:29:32 +0000

It was fun to be asked to do some filming for the One Show today. This request came via my press officer at MMU (thanks Chris!) and the result should be broadcast this Thursday (subject to change). The topic of the interview was free schools. The feature is about a group of parents in an […]

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