Monthly Archives: September 2012

Autumn Days

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My home town is often criticised for being dreary and dull. Nobody else is allowed to say that; only me. It’s my prerogative for being born there. Queen Victoria allegedly insisted on closing the curtains of the train as she travelled … Continue reading

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Ecstacy and Empathy

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This week on Britain’s Channel 4 television John Snow was the presenter of a fascinating programme on the drug ‘Ecstacy‘. It was in the format of a controlled scientific investigation, which used selected volunteers, and was run by very eminent … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on the Pupil Premium

With apologies to readers who have no particular interest in the intricacies of England’s so-called Pupil Premium, we have a few more thoughts on this issue. We’ve been inspired to follow up on yesterday’s 3D Eye post on this subject … Continue reading

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Using the Pupil Premium

So what is the pupil premium, and how should it be used? “The schools minister David Laws has admitted that the use of funds allocated under the government’s £1.25bn flagship “pupil premium” policy is “not good enough” after the education … Continue reading

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Markets, Profits and Education

“The State is being ripped off by private companies who only want to make a quick buck out of our kids.” – Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, speaking on BBC1’s Panorama this evening: Reading, Writing and … Continue reading

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Dear Sir Michael

Dear Sir Michael Wilshaw, As teachers and educationalists we are wholly committed to the improvement of teaching and learning for our children and young people. To that effect we advocate a logical and workable system based on a multi-intelligences approach … Continue reading

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Education and the Higher Self

“The troubles of the interior life increasingly dominated his thoughts. He found an intersection between the private and the public.” – Salman Rushdie From his novel, ‘Joseph Anton’* The inspiration for today’s post comes from a comment sent to us … Continue reading

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An English Baccalaureate? At 16+?

Some things in life are bad They can really make you mad Other things just make you swear and curse. When you’re chewing on life’s gristle Don’t grumble, give a whistle And this’ll help things turn out for the best … Continue reading

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Every Element of Childhood Matters

In the heady days of 2003 when Labour’s second term of office was in full swing, there were many who hoped that radical and progressive change was going to happen. The signs were good. Whilst the electoral mandate from 1997 … Continue reading

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3D Competitors and an Iron Resolve

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What makes an outstanding athlete? Is it all down to their physical ability or is it an amalgamation of intelligences working simultaneously to ensure that they combine their various functions in order to achieve athletic goals? We’ve written about this … Continue reading

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