Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Term, New Tests, New Way?

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It’s the start of a new term and with the onset of the summer season there comes the inevitable testing, ranking and report-writing. Stressed young people, exhausted teachers, concerned managers, perplexed parents – all affected by this arduous season of … Continue reading

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Call You and Yours: Who Would Be A Teacher?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0418kfy This hour long programme gives an insight into the incredible range of opinions about schools, teaching and the education profession in England. Listen to it and be aware of the degrees of ignorance and prejudice surrounding schools and people … Continue reading

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The Butler Education Act: 70 Years On

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The Butler Education Act became legislation 70 years ago this week. This important Act made education free for all and established our system based on local education authorities. It also legislated for independent schools and gave schools the freedom to … Continue reading

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“They don’t know what they’re good at”

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This may be a good time to think about the human qualities that drive people to act in ways that are altruistic, charitable, loving, philanthropic and show concern for humanity and social justice. Why do some people appear to be … Continue reading

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An Inclusive Education

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Concerns about the wellbeing of our education system persist regardless of the Easter break. Following a meeting in the House of Commons earlier this month, a letter appeared in the Guardian calling for a “change of direction” for our schools. … Continue reading

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Intimate Worlds: Exhibition for Sex and Relationships Education

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If you find yourself in Devon during the Easter holidays then you might like to visit the “Intimate Worlds” exhibition that is currently taking place at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) in Exeter. Better still, even … Continue reading

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