Monthly Archives: July 2015

Inside Out and A Child of our Times

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Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme today contained a superficial item on ‘brain science’ and on human emotions – hanging a discussion on a new Pixar movie (plug) called Inside Out. The Guardian’s review of the movie tells us “It’s about what’s … Continue reading

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Ofsted and Personal Development Judgement

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The latest Ofsted Framework has been released ready for use in September. There are some significant changes, particularly regarding the limiting judgement of “Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436039/School_inspection_handbook_from_September_2015.pdf It is this section that we are writing about today. The … Continue reading

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Children in Distress: The NUT/Hutchings “Exam Factories?” Report

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If we can judge a nation by the way it treats its children, and by the overall wellbeing of its children, then please consider the following evidence from the NUT in today’s Guardian and elsewhere: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jul/04/children-exams-teachers-school-anxiety-nut Children ‘in complete meltdown’ … Continue reading

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