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A Celebration of Reading

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What are you going to read today? Do we really need a dedicated day to celebrate reading? Why don’t we have a World Maths Day or a World Writing Day? Where’s World Music Day? Where’s World Cooking Day or World … Continue reading

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Creativity From a Primary Source

Here’s another interesting article from the Guardian Education this week. http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/feb/06/scondary-primary-innovative-teaching-learning The article asks a different question – can secondary schools learn from primary schools? Our simple response to that is YES! Again, what is education for? We would suggest … Continue reading

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Personalised Learning and Martha Payne

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What kills curiosity, innovation and imagination? One could argue that a rigid, over-organised curriculum which is imposed on children and young people does precisely that. Enabling children to learn for themselves through their own real interests has to be the … Continue reading

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Every Element of Childhood Matters

In the heady days of 2003 when Labour’s second term of office was in full swing, there were many who hoped that radical and progressive change was going to happen. The signs were good. Whilst the electoral mandate from 1997 … Continue reading

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