A Plea to Act Now – Again!

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As a parent, many things can keep you awake at night: Your child not attaining an A-C pass at Maths GCSE Your child self-harming because of the pressure to succeed academically As a parent, what would be your biggest concern? … Continue reading

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Fear Eats the Soul: Girl Guides Attitude Survey, Wellbeing and Action are Urgently Needed

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Earlier this week, the Girl Guides Association released their “Girls’ Attitude Survey”. It’s uncomfortable reading. https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/globalassets/docs-and-resources/research-and-campaigns/girls-attitudes-survey-2016.pdf This isn’t a small insignificant survey. It was carefully constructed, with researchers carrying out interviews with over 1600 girls and young women between the … Continue reading

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“Schools that Work for Everyone”. Except When they Don’t

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“Schools That Work For Everyone” is the government’s consultation document on grammar schools and faith schools. According to the government, this document outlines its ambition “to create an education system that extends opportunity to everyone, not just the privileged few”. … Continue reading

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#EducationNotSegregation: No to Grammar Schools

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Last weekend saw people campaigning throughout the country against the proposals to bring back grammar schools. For all Theresa May’s protestations to the contrary, this is a retrograde step that is highly contentious and creates yet another division in education … Continue reading

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Open House London: Part Two

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As mentioned in our previous post, mid-September brings opportunities to visit many properties that are normally closed to the public – thanks to Open House London. http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk/about/ Having visited the Guildhall, 100 Victoria Embankment and City Hall on Saturday, we chose … Continue reading

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Open House London: Part One

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Last weekend – like many other people in London – we enjoyed Open House Weekend. For those unfamiliar with this event, it’s a dedicated weekend in September when hundreds of buildings are open for all to visit and enjoy. http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk/Continue reading

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“The Bakers rose through education” – Reflections on “Reflections”

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“The Bakers rose through education. They thought education is the most important thing in life” – Kenneth Baker “Baker Days” were/are the days set aside for teachers’ in-service professional training. This week, thanks to BBC Radio 4, we learned something … Continue reading

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