Rigorous new English tests for primary school leavers are due to begin next summer as part of the demanding new national curriculum introduced by former education secretary Michael Gove. This has sparked the development of lessons for teachers, to ensure they are confident in preparing their students.
Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education said: "The Government has rightly toughened up the curriculum but the teachers haven’t been educated." With most schools having stopped grammar lessons in the 1960's, it is not an area which the majority of educators will have had to teach.
The courses have been devised for both primary and secondary school teachers, to ensure that pupils are prepared for their exams, and that their education of the subject can continue continuously throughout their studies.
Posted by Harriet McGowan