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David Didau

David Didau is a freelance writer, blogger, speaker, trainer and author. He started his award-winning blog, The Learning Spy, in 2011 to express the constraints and irritations of ordinary teachers, detail the successes and failures within his own classroom, and synthesise his years of teaching experience through the lens of educational research and cognitive psychology. Since then he has spoken at various national conferences, has directly influenced Ofsted and has worked with the Department for Education to consider ways in which teachers’ workload could be reduced.

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Publications by David Didau

The Secret of Literacy

Literacy? That’s someone else’s job, isn’t it? This…

What if everything you knew about education was wrong?

Forewords by Professor Robert Bjork and Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam.…

What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong? (Paperback edition)

Forewords by Professor Robert Bjork and Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam.…

Making Kids Cleverer

In Making Kids Cleverer: A manifesto for closing the advantage…

The Perfect (Ofsted) English Lesson

Another from Jackie Beere’s ‘Perfect’ stable, this simple but effective…

Author Blog

Does the new inspection framework trade off reliability against validity?

January 15 2020

Yesterday I saw a thread on Twitter from headteacher Stuart Lock on the pros and cons of the new inspection framework: https://twitter.com/StuartLock/status/1216475275514523648?s=20 In it he discusses the idea that because the previous inspection framework relied heavily on schools'  results in national exams in making judgements it managed to be fairly reliable. That is to say, [...]

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Are Ofsted punishing disadvantaged children by penalising three-year GCSE courses?

January 14 2020

Is a broad and balanced curriculum "middle class"? According to an article published in The Times, Sir Daniel Moynihan, CEO of the Harris Federation, has described Ofsted's new inspection framework as "a middle-class framework for middle-class kids” because "Ofsted is valuing curriculum over qualifications." Currently, there is a great deal of fear that inspectors have [...]

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