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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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Wellbeing in Schools: How many more have to suffer before we get our priorities right?

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Yesterday we found two stories from the Daily Mirror that may have escaped notice due to neither of them appearing on any news bulletin. One is about a reported increase in the number of calls to NSPCC’s ChildLine from frightened … Continue reading

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Opposition to the new Education Bill

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According to an editorial in the Guardian “Nicky Morgan is wrong to remove parents’ right to object to a school being forced to convert to an academy” http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/22/guardian-view-education-bill-needs-improvement This is not only wrong – it’s an outrage. This is the … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Education: An Overdue Conversation

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Are we ever going to get education right if we can’t agree on its aims and purposes? Are the purposes espoused by some diametrically opposed by others? Isn’t there some synergy worth considering that will unite all educators? Naively sometimes, … Continue reading

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Reaching a Tipping Point? Education 14 – 19

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Labour could ditch GCSEs within 10 years, says Tristram Hunt For several years 3Di has advocated the abolition of 16+ examinations. The first sign that something might be stirring in our national conversation about GCSEs and high stakes examinations came … Continue reading

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