Develop a broad, balanced and rich entitlement curriculum which responds to both national and local need, eliminates the damaging division of status and quality between core and non-core, and teaches every subject, domain or aspect to the highest possible standard.
What works and what matters: education in spite of policy. Keynote at CPRT’s national conference – Primary Education: what is and what might be. London, 18 November 2016.
CPRT/IEE Dialogic Teaching Project – Classroom Talk, Social Disadvantage and Educational Attainment: closing the gap, raising standards, Professor Robin Alexander, Professor Frank Hardman, Dr Jan Hardman, Dr Taha Rajab, David Reedy, Mark Longmore
Research Review – Sustainability and Global Understanding, Dr Douglas Bourn, Dr Frances Hunt and Dr Helen Blum
Research Review – Digital Futures, Professor Cathy Burnett
South West Research Schools Network, Penny Hay (Bath Spa University), Dr Emese Hall (University of Exeter), Dr Margo Greenwood (University of Exeter)
McNamara, O., Murray, J., Phillips, R. (February 2017) Policy and Research Evidence in the ‘Reform’ of Primary Initial Teacher Education in England. York: Cambridge Primary Review Trust.
Burnett, C. (2016) The Digital Age and its Implications for Learning and Teaching in the Primary School. York: Cambridge Primary Review Trust.
Cambridge Primary Review Trust and Pearson (2014), Primary Curriculum 2014: developing an outstanding curriculum in your school, Harlow: Pearson Education.
Responses to government and parliamentary consultations
Robin Alexander, Improving Oracy and Classroom Talk in English Schools: Achievements and challenges (extended and referenced version of presentation given at the DfE seminar on Oracy, the National Curriculum and Educational Standards), February 20th 2012.
DfE’s National Curriculum Review: CPRT’s response, April 14th 2011.
Comparison of The Rose and Cambridge Reports on the Primary Curriculum, April 2009.
Teresa Cremin, Reading for pleasure: just window dressing?, 23rd September 2016
Emese Hall and Penny Hay, The power of the arts in primary schools, 8th July 2016
Patrice Baldwin, Much ado about drama, 10th June 2016
Julie McCulloch, A bridge over troubled waters?, 3rd June 2016
Sarah Rutty, Joyless, inaccurate, inequitable?, 20th May 2016
Stephanie Northen, Rigor spagis, 6th May 2016
Ben Ballin, Learning Global, 29th April 2016
Nancy Stewart, Baseline assessment – we’re not buying, 18th March 2016
Teresa Cremin, Reading: re-asserting the potency of the personal, 12th February 2016
Sandra Mitchell, Marvellous teachers, February 5th 2016
Mel Ainscow, Learning from difference, January 29th 2016
Sadie Phillips, Reflections from an NQT: surviving or thriving?, January 8th 2016
Cathy Burnett, Digital literacy is more than coding, December 11th 2015
Matt Coward, Rubbish RE?, December 4th 2015
David Whitebread, Crisis in childhood: the loss of play, November 16th 2015
Ben Ballin, From pessimism to hope: global learning and sustainability, November 6th 2015
Robin Alexander, Face the music, October 30th 2015
Stephanie Northen, Squirrel on acid, October 9th 2015
Teresa Cremin, Requiring reading for pleasure, September 25th 2015
Robin Alexander, True Grit – the sequel, September 18th 2015
Stephanie Northen, Divide and Rule, July 17th 2015
Stephanie Northen, And the octopus won, May 22nd 2015
Warwick Mansell, Basics versus breadth, yet again, May 15th 2015
Marianne Cutler, Primary science: the poor relation?, April 24th 2015
Robin Alexander, Teaching to the text: England and Singapore, March 20th 2015
Teresa Cremin, Educating for creativity, March 9th 2015
Robin Alexander, Mindful or mindless?, February 27th 2015
Iain Erskine, Planning, teaching, assessing: journey to coherence, February 13th 2015
Robin Alexander, True grit, January 30th 2015
Jo Evans, Living the CPRT ideal, January 21st 2015
Natalie Bradbury, Pictures for Schools: A brilliant idea worth reviving, or an expensive luxury?, January 16th 2015
Robin Alexander, 2015: teach local, learn global, January 9th 2015
Warwick Mansell, From levels to performance descriptors: labelling by another name?, November 14th 2014
Stephanie Northen, Time for some insubordination, September 12th 2014
Robin Alexander, Anna Craft, August 18th 2014
Robin Alexander, The parts the National Curriculum doesn’t reach, August 12th 2014
Robin Alexander, Farewell Gove: the best that has been thought and said, or merely toxic?, July 16th 2014
Robin Alexander, Are we nearly there yet?, March 25th 2013
Robin Alexander, National Curriculum: The Plot Thickens, June 11th 2012
CPRT, Neither national nor a curriculum?, June 10th 2012
Colin Richards, Framed or fudged?, May 1st 2012
CPRT and Pearson
Events and local initiatives
CPRT/Pearson Primary Curriculum 2014 conference, 3rd July, The Kia Oval, London
Waving not drowning in the new primary curriculum, 2nd July, Hythe Bay School, Kent
CPRT/Pearson Primary Curriculum 2014 conference, 1st and 2nd April, Leeds City Council, Leeds
CPRT/Pearson Primary Curriculum 2014 conference, 11th March, The Art House, London
Alexander, R.J. et al (2010) Children, their World, their Education: final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review, London: Routledge. Chapters 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23 and 24.
Alexander, R.J. and Hargreaves, L. (2007) Community Soundings: The Primary Review regional witness sessions, Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
Balarin, M. and Lauder, H. (2010) ‘The governance and administration of English primary education’, in Alexander, R.J. et al (eds) (2010) The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys, London: Routledge, 733-50. Interim report (2008)
Wyse, D., McCreery, E. and Torrance, H. (2010) ‘The trajectory and impact of national reform: curriculum and assessment in English primary schools’, in The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys, pp. 792-817. Interim report briefing (2008)