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Thicky Morgan

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Scintillant, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  2. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    It would be interesting to do the same with her statement that academies have improved results.
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    If Morgan was the only person willing to do this interview then the Tories are on their last legs.
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

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  5. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter


    Key findings include:

    • Progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 outcomes on a range of performance measures, is higher after two years in sponsored academies compared to similar non-academy schools.
    • There was no significant difference in attainment progress after two years between converter academies and similar non-academy schools. Converter schools tend to be higher performing schools already, and have been open for a shorter period of time.
    • Attainment progress in sponsored academies compared to similar non-academies is not significantly different over time when the outcome is measured as GCSE points, excluding equivalent qualifications such as BTECs. This suggests that sponsored academies either use more equivalent qualifications, or that their pupils do better in them.
    Smoke and mirrors. No significant effect away from use of "equivalent qualification" (and we all know what they are). What a fantastic amount of money to waste for no discernible effect.

    Add in this: The Sutton Trust study of 34 organisations which sponsor multiple academies says poor pupils in 22 of them performed significantly below the mainstream schools average in 2014, and you wonder what on Earth the point is...
    Shedman likes this.
  6. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Love it! :)
    rachelpaula008 likes this.
  7. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

  8. bonkers 704

    bonkers 704 Lead commenter

    She always looks like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Scarily dim.
  9. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    It's disgraceful the way she was treated... Davis should be shot.... presenting a member of the government with facts and expecting to hold her to account for them.

    Typical BBC propaganda in the name of reality... shame.
    Noja, Burndenpark, wanet and 2 others like this.
  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    This applies also to women.
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  12. indusant

    indusant Senior commenter

    The idea of a 'compassionate conservative' is doublethink at its finest.
  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    If not actually an oxymoron.

    Hmmmm, describes Morgan quite well.
  14. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Agreed... I think a compassionate conservative is perfectly possible.

    Just waiting for the Conservatives to catch up.
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  16. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

  17. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    Yes! Unfortunately like us stoopid teachers, when Ofsted ask us about data in our classroom. We've filed it, we've analysed it. We've even tried to properly scrutinise it, having received 'training' - but we just haven't a clue. BECAUSE SOME MANAGER DATA BOD HAS PREPARED IT!!!

    Oh, and the 'data' turns out to be young, human beings.

    And breathe......
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  18. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It's always encouraging to learn of progress. Where might I find out how the the progress was achieved and what prevented it occurring before the schools became academies?

    In other words, what changed in the teaching methods to produce such miracles?
  19. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    The courses changed
    cissy3 and aspensquiver_2 like this.
  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    One of the best!
    Scintillant likes this.

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