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Teachers’ Wellbeing Statistics – The Tip of the Iceberg

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In this week’s Guardian there’s a damning article on the wellbeing of teachers in England. It reported that there were 3,750 cases of long-term sickness absence caused by stress last year, and that one in 83 teachers spent more than … Continue reading

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A National Education Service

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Education took centre stage at the Labour Party Conference with not only a strong speech from Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner but also significant comments relating to PSHE education from the Deputy Leader, Tom Watson – as well as Jeremy … Continue reading

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Radio 4 Today, Intuition and Solving the World’s Problems.

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From time to time the Today programme on Radio 4 broadcasts an item that actually sheds light on an interesting and/or important topic, in which the two speakers who are brought on to debate the topic find they agree with … Continue reading

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The Various Intelligences of the “Gifted” Child

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An interesting item about “gifted” children on BBC Woman’s Hour caught our attention this week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p058gr3d Tina Crawford spoke about her experiences as a parent of a child with a high IQ, who was experiencing unhappiness at school. Very academically … Continue reading

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“Three Girls” and a System that Perpetuated their Abuse

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If you ever wanted an illustration of a well-intended policy that’s tragically flawed and horrifically neglectful you’ll find it in the Rochdale sexual abuse cases. You’ll find similar cases in other parts of the country – historical and sadly, some … Continue reading

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A revolution in the way we think and feel about food? A few tips from Amsterdam.

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Finished your Easter chocolate? How do you feel when you see a large empty box that once contained what looked like a month’s supply of chocolate? Embarrassed? Ashamed? Obese? According to Ruby Tandoh, writing in the Guardian, you shouldn’t feel … Continue reading

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A Degree of Fraud – A System Ripe for Re-invention

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Want a first-class degree without having to write a single essay? Or perhaps you’d prefer a PhD but you don’t have the will, the inclination or the capacity to do it for yourself? Fear not – at a cost, you … Continue reading

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