Gove’s grammar test – political meddling as bad as it gets

Be honest, can you confidently answer this question? Which option completes the sentence below so that it uses the subjunctive mood? I wish I———————–free to come to your party, but I am afraid I will be busy. Tick one. were could be was may be It’s taken from the DfE’s sample KS2 ‘English grammar, punctuationContinue reading “Gove’s grammar test – political meddling as bad as it gets”

An inconvenient truth – grouping pupils by ability is iniquitous

My youngest daughter loved school once, especially topic work. In Year 2, the Amazon Rainforest became an all-consuming passion. She would arrive home bursting with facts about the wondrous world beneath the canopy – not just the flying, jumping, swinging creatures but also the stiller delights of the forest floor. I would discover shrivelled mushrooms,Continue reading “An inconvenient truth – grouping pupils by ability is iniquitous”