The Cultural Learning Alliance has a good article about the new secondary school performance measures. Read the article here.
Ofqual have published details about the changes to Maths and English due to come into effect for the curriculum in September 2015.
Following the article in the Sunday Times, ‘Axeing of soft GCSEs to hit PE and drama’ there is a new Petition to consider. Apparently Exam board insiders confirmed this weekend that subjects such as law, media studies, drama and PE were at risk of being culled from the list of about 58 GCSEs. One source said that as many as 20 subjects were under scrutiny. We await an official announcement from Ofqual.
The revised National Curriculum has been published and is due to be taught from September 2014.
Two day conference taking place in Trinity College Dublin on November 8th and 9th 2013, and aims to explore and debate the DSM-5 approach to the diagnosis of children, adolescents and adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During the two day conference, a number of influential and well known speakers representing a wide range of professional interests and opinions will consider and debate what the impact of DSM-5 is on the lives of those with an autism spectrum disorder and its implications for their families, friends, personal and professional colleagues, teachers, educators, and those who work in the field and have a professional interest in high functioning ASD.
Full details about the conference programme and how to register are available at: http://challengingdsm5.org
2-5 June 2014, Athens, Greece. Academic Member Responsible for the Conference: Dr. Stephen Andrew Arbury, Academic Member of ATINER and Professor, Radford University, USA. Conference Website: http://www.atiner.gr/arts.htm. Deadline to submit abstracts: 4 November 2013. (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission).
3-6 January 2014, Athens, Greece. Academic Member Responsible for the Conference: Dr. George Poulos, Vice President of Research, ATINER & Emeritus Professor, University of South Africa, South Africa. Conference Website: http://www.atiner.gr/humanities.htm. Deadline to submit abstracts: 2 September 2013 (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission).
This autumn Theatre Centre sets out to explore the changing role of Drama in secondary schools. Alongside our 60th Birthday Tour we will present Showcase performances and panel discussions at schools in Plymouth, Leicester, Burnley, Hove and Sheffield. Find more details here.
led by PGCE Drama Tutors
Saturday 21 September 2013 10am to 3.30pm (Registration 9.30-10am)
Venue: Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WC1H 0AL
Each year London Drama welcomes to London all the new students from the four PGCE Drama Courses at the London Colleges (plus Reading) and all GTP/SCITT/Other drama trainees and puts on a special event for them. Find out more and book here.