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Lynn Fulford

About Lynn Fulford

Associate Dean - Student Experience & Quality Assurance
706, 2013

Teaching assistants deserve their roles to be considered seriously

By |June 7th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Teaching assistants deserve their roles to be considered seriously

By Lynn Fulford – Associate Dean of Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences at Birmingham City University

A recent report by the Conservative Reform Group makes some rather sweeping statements and generalisations about the role played by teaching assistants in our schools, claiming that they offer bad value for money and stating that they make a […]

1904, 2013

Yet another review of the school curriculum

By |April 19th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Yet another review of the school curriculum

By Lynn Fulford – Associate Dean of Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences at Birmingham City University

Oh good – we are having a review of the school curriculum… again.  Apologies if I sound bored. In fact, curriculum debate is always lively and engaging but – too often – it simply becomes subverted into tedious rhetoric as is currently […]

1004, 2013

Why are our schools allowed to hire ‘unqualified teachers?’

By |April 10th, 2013|Opinion|2 Comments

By Lynn Fulford – Associate Dean of Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

In late 2010 the Coalition Government set out its plans for education in the White Paper, The Importance of Teaching. In it Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, appeared to speak passionately about his commitment to teaching as a profession,

“At the heart […]

3003, 2013

Why are our primary schools missing language targets?

By |March 30th, 2013|Opinion|2 Comments

By Lynn Fulford – Associate Dean of Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has embarked on a consultation on the Government’s plan to introduce foreign languages into the primary curriculum at the start of Key Stage 2, when children are seven years old.  Disappointing then that a recent report by […]

2603, 2013

Behaviour and mental health issues in schools

By |March 26th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Behaviour and mental health issues in schools

By Lynn Fulford – Associate Dean of Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences 

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers reports that there have been sharp rises in disruptive behaviour in our schools over recent years.  It is interesting that most of the disruptive behaviour is considered to be fairly low level, with 79% of staff […]