Theory and practice

Challenging pupils in RE: why it’s unhelpful to put limits on children’s learning

A common practice in schools is to group pupils by ability, often giving groups non-hierarchical names or labels. Despite this, pupils have a pretty good idea what their label means and this can lead to pupils’ self-identifying with the level of work expected of them. In this article a very experienced teacher, Ofsted inspector and provider of CPD describes how all pupils can be challenged to both enjoy their work and feel a sense of satisfaction.

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