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No to Forced Academies. Yes to a Better System of Education in England.

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Ironically, George Osborne may have done children, teachers, parents and educators a huge favour when he announced the government’s decision to convert all schools to academies. This budget announcement has galvanised opinion and action from those who are dedicated and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Knights and their Call for Changes to Education

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Is UK education now in an “age of confusion”? According to Sir Tim Brighouse it is. His speech at the Arts and Media School in Islington made it very clear that education is in the midst of a turbulent time … Continue reading

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Education, Structures and Advice – for Lucy Powell

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Education can’t stand still and neither should it. Political interference in education is well known and rightly condemned. The teaching profession has endured more intrusive meddling than any other profession – by politicians with no experience of teaching or of … Continue reading

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Aspiration and Education

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The general election is over but politics returns to business as usual as we now go through five more years of Conservative government. Educators, including ourselves, will continue to press for changes to policy and practice, particularly in relation to … 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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Making Education Work – Recommendations: Part Two

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The “Making Education Work” report suggests eight key action points for a change in the education system. Today, we are reviewing the recommendations for “enhanced action”. Whilst this report is looking specifically at A-Levels and Post 16 education, we think … Continue reading

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Compass Education Conference 2014 – Part Two

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The Compass Education Conference morning session concluded with a conversation between the Chair of the Advisory Council, Dame Jane Roberts, and the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Tristram Hunt. The conversation between Jane and Tristram began with the same … Continue reading

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