#TellNicky – What Our Teachers Want for Education

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On 30th September, Nicky Morgan delivered her inaugural speech as the Secretary of State for Education to the Conservative Party Conference. Here is the full transcript, and click here for more information about the woman that replaced Mr Gove. Following … Continue reading

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“Pride” and the value of Social Intelligence

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In this blog we often refer to books, newspaper articles, music and films that, for us, exemplify multiple intelligences and their importance, their use and their value in our lives. Our society and our education system is so driven by … Continue reading

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A Creative Approach to the New Curriculum

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As we said in our previous post, schools in England are faced with yet another revision of the National Curriculum this term. We’ve seen the headlines – fractions for five year olds (many of us spoke with children about fractions … Continue reading

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Lovely Brand New National Curriculum

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“The man who was responsible for supervising the first National Curriculum of over 100 years ago was the Senior Chief Inspector, Edmond Holmes. When he retired he wrote a book in which he condemned all that he had been doing … Continue reading

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Mud Turtles and Multiple Intelligences – More Thoughts on Examinations

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We’ve already tweeted a link to this Guardian magazine piece by Lucy Mangan, but for those who missed it here’s a brief overview, plus a few of our own thoughts on ‘credentialism': Sitting exams is a game, and the game … Continue reading

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Rotherham Sexual Abuse: Can we now have statutory SRE?

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Almost a year ago, we wrote a post about sex and relationships education (SRE) titled “Let’s be Clear about SRE”. https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/lets-be-clear-about-sre/ At the time, Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, had expressed his support for updating the SRE guidance – … Continue reading

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GCSEs: Which Side Are You On?

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First the good news. The Guardian published an article this week posing the question, “What is the point of GCSEs?“ http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/aug/19/are-gcses-still-relevant-education-training-age-18 It has followed this up with a column in todays’s paper written by Peter Wilby:   GCSEs are obsolete … Continue reading

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