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Chris Atherton

Chris Atherton

Chris is an English teacher, Linguist, Head of Department and Research Lead at Sir John Deane's Sixth Form College in the North West of England.

His geeky academic interests are cultural evolution, linguistics and cognitive science. In his spare time he enjoys open water swimming, cooking and building pizza ovens.

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What Every Parent Should Know About Education

How knowing the facts can help your child succeed

A walk through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information. 


By Chris Atherton Series edited by Val Poultney

Written for teachers, this concise guide takes an evidence-based approach to Assessment, packed with practical advice on how to implement and evaluate various models.