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Inspirational Castaways – Tanya Byron and Ken Robinson

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We’re big fans of the BBC and of Radio 4, whose coverage of the arts, education, politics and current affairs is often superb. As we all know, it’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time, and … Continue reading

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Blowing in the Wind: Let the Children Play

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Today the mid and southern parts of England and Wales are feeling the effects of the “St. Jude” storm, with power cables broken, trees uprooted and general chaos happening across the nation. In the main, children are on their half-term … Continue reading

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Finally we have them: the OECD’s first ‘Adult PISA’ results

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To a non-educationalist this headline might not appear the most exciting news of the day, so let’s try this instead: England’s young people are near bottom of global league table for basic skills http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/oct/08/england-young-people-league-table-basic-skills-oecd?CMP=twt_gu Or if you prefer the BBC … Continue reading

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A Setback for Relationships and Sex Education?

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Yesterday the House of Commons voted against amending the Children and Families Bill to make relationships and sex education a statutory part of the national curriculum. There were 219 votes for and 303 against. Labour’s shadow home affairs minister Stella … Continue reading

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Liz Truss, nurseries, hothouses and economics

Liz Truss. Let’s cut to the chase. She’s a neo-liberal economist who now has responsibility for education and childcare in this neo-conservative government because of her far-right Friedmanite Chicago School beliefs in the power of the free market to remedy … Continue reading

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