What’s the difference between correcting and improving?

Some thoughts about the lack of emphasis on the teaching of style in writing in favour of the expedient teaching of punctuation and grammar in isolation …[read more]

The problem with the Framework…

The Framework was and is is a laudable document, I am sure. It details the progress a child is expected to make in all aspects of English over the primary years. It told you, week by week, term by term where a child is expected to be in English and at what age …[read more]

Then and now…

Recollections of my experience of primary school in the 50s and in particular the way in which Writing was, or rather was not, taught …[read more]