Monthly Archives: September 2015

Education, Structures and Advice – for Lucy Powell

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Education can’t stand still and neither should it. Political interference in education is well known and rightly condemned. The teaching profession has endured more intrusive meddling than any other profession – by politicians with no experience of teaching or of … Continue reading

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Global Goals for Sustainable Development: A World Lesson

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Today is the launch of the “World’s Largest Lesson”. A “World Lesson” is a good concept, and patently needed. The summer months showed us the devastating effect of war, poverty and helplessness as we watched, in grief, the images of … Continue reading

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Important Ofsted Changes: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

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Another ‘new’ Ofsted Inspection Framework is being used in schools from September 2015. There’s some good news and some that we have concerns about, but let’s focus on the positives. This is the first time that Ofsted has given “personal … Continue reading

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Unite for Children: Let them know their Rights

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Last week we witnessed a global outpouring of grief, horror, outrage and revulsion at the tragic death of a little Syrian boy, Alyan Kurdi. Images of a dead child have an impact on our feelings and our collective consciousness that  … Continue reading

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