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Early years and primary futures

By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 26 June 2015

Dominic Wyse, Rosemary Davis, Phil Jones, Sue Rogers. 
If asked to summarise the main features of current early years and primary education policy, a teacher might be forgiven for homing in on the following: over-reliance on synthetic phonics; continual performance monitoring of narrowly measured learning, in a limited number of areas; challenges to play-based learning; and reductions in professional agency. (more…)