I have taught history and politics for over 20 years. I am currently working with teachers in the Inspiration Trust on all things even loosely related to curriculum and assessment. I love reading about and discussing education. I now know more than I will ever need to about phonics and I use the Direct Instruction materials of Siegfried Englemann to help my own children with their maths. I have discovered that I have quite strong views on examining, assessment, the role of knowledge in developing skills and much else!