Monthly Archives: September 2013

Learning Without Limits at Wroxham

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Last week we had the great pleasure of visiting the Wroxham Teaching  School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, and speaking with Alison Peacock, the school’s headteacher. The work at Wroxham School was the subject of a book written as an outcome … Continue reading

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Singapore, Holistic Learning, and the Future of Education

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A recent article in the Times Educational Supplement indicates the direction of travel of education systems throughout the world (though not, regrettably, in the UK and the USA): http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6358749 The article’s headline – “Curriculum – Singapore heads in a bold … Continue reading

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Replacing Ofsted; Improving Accountability

Since its inception Ofsted has had its critics. Since its establishment, the focus for schools and for the education they provide has been on whatever Ofsted inspects – rather than what professionals think, feel and know are the most important … Continue reading

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Ofsted, Politics and Primary Schools

We’re not aware of any government minister who’s tried to tell solicitors or barristers how to work with their clients. We’re not aware of any politician who’s tried to tell doctors and surgeons how to treat the sick. When it … Continue reading

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Mr Gove, Stop it!

So much for our determination to remain positive in adversity! When Mr Gove speaks so dismissively and disrespectfully of people who’ve spent years and years in education, then a response is required. The people that Mr Gove has chosen to … Continue reading

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Let’s be Clear about SRE

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This week, sex and relationships education (SRE) has been back in the news once more. It’s rarely out of the news which might make the likes of Mr Gove and his political party realise that this is quite an important … Continue reading

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To Dream, to Act, to Unite

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Last night, there was another programme on BBC2 celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Various people reflected on the effects of this speech on their own lives. People such as Oprah Winfrey were … Continue reading

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