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Rethinking Education – Yet Again.

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Fair play to whoever is producing or editing the BBC’s “Rethink” series on BBC radio, and managed to insert an item on education into the Radio 4 Today programme this week. This is a series that asks what changes we … 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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The EBacc Debate: Is it the Right One?

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Yesterday, (4th July 2016), there was a debate in parliament about the EBacc and the potential inclusion of the expressive arts as a compulsory component of the EBacc. Currently, the English Baccalaureate is made up of: English mathematics history or … Continue reading

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Managing mental health and children self-harming

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In the depths of the Guardian’s website today we found the following article (a website that still doesn’t carry an “education” link on its home page menu, in spite of our requests for it to do so: clearly football, fashion … Continue reading

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Gove versus the real issues in education

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This week Michael Gove has made further declarations about the “success” in increasing educational attainment since he came to office.  He recounted a huge list of statistics that, in his opinion, demonstrated how “standards” have improved and how the stringent, … Continue reading

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