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“The Bakers rose through education” – Reflections on “Reflections”

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“The Bakers rose through education. They thought education is the most important thing in life” – Kenneth Baker “Baker Days” were/are the days set aside for teachers’ in-service professional training. This week, thanks to BBC Radio 4, we learned something … Continue reading

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Negroland: Book of the Week

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Radio 4’s Book of the Week this week is Negroland by Margo Jefferson. Margo Jefferson was born in 1947 to a successful black, middle-class couple in Chicago. Her memoir looks back on her childhood and the black bourgeois upbringing that … Continue reading

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SPaG tests – How did we get here? HMI and English from 5 to 16

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Back in the days when HMIs were the most respected force in the land for improving education they published a series of booklets called Curriculum Matters. The first booklet in the series was English 5 – 16. It appeared in … Continue reading

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#KidsStrike3rdMay – Let Kids Be Kids

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We can’t let #KidsStrike3rdMay go by without publishing a blog post on this superb intiative that’s put high stakes tests back on England’s national agenda. “Sats are making learning nit-picky and joyless “: One parent’s open letter explaining why she … Continue reading

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The Finnish System of Education, Part Two

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As outlined in our previous post, the curriculum in Finland is continually under review – and those who review it are educational professionals, including senior teachers in schools. Changes to the basic curriculum are not subject to political or bureaucratic … Continue reading

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The Finnish System of Education

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In our recent post – about teachers quitting the profession and the dire shortage of qualified teachers in England – we said we’d publish a reminder as to why Finland’s system of education is internationally respected, and why Finland is … Continue reading

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