English grammar in the media
This is a collection of comments in the UK media about the teaching of English grammar, and especially about the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) tests.
- 2016 (August) A TES article about criticism of the 2016 SPaG test by Tim Oates, with links to other articles criticising the KS3 SATs as a whole.
- 2016 (July) A blog by Alice Sullivan and Dominic Wyse
- 2016 (June) A talk on BBC Radio 4 by A L Kennedy against primary grammar and the SPaG tests.
- 2016 (May) A survey for the BBC of 750 Year 6 children about the SPaG tests.
- A data-set that was originally attached to this item, but later removed.
- 2016 An open letter in the Guardian by Michael Rosen about SPaG to the Minister for Schools
- 2016 Blog by Bas Aarts about Mary Bousted complaining in the Times Educational Supplement that the SPaG tests are too hard.
- 2015 Blog by David Didau about Michael Rosen’s Guardian column.
- 2015 Guardian column by Michael Rosen about the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar tests.
- 2015 Express: Teachers need to learn grammar
- 2015 Mail on Sunday: Teachers need to learn grammar