Tag Archives: Estelle Morris

A Reasoned Debate: Why PSHE Education MUST be Statutory

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PSHE and “Relationships and Sex Education” are continuously in the news. Take a look at the Guardian website today (24th March 2015) and there are no less than 5 articles which are specifically concerned with the wellbeing and personal/social development … Continue reading

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Festival of Education: The Politicians Speak

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The Festival of Education at Wellington gives those interested in education the opportunity to listen and speak to those who have determined policy over the decades. As previously reported, the first morning brought Kenneth Baker to the festival, with a … Continue reading

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Sir Michael Wilshaw’s Comprehension of the Comprehensive System

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Sir Michael Wilshaw’s speech at the opening of the Sunday Times Festival of Education was somewhat provocative and controversial. Whether this was a deliberate move on his part is debatable. What was clear was that there was inflammatory language used … Continue reading

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A Personal View of the Festival of Education, Wellington College

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Anyone who is interested in education and has never been to the “Sunday Times Festival of Education”, held at Wellington College, should seriously think about attending next year. There’s an extraordinary amount of speakers – practitioners, politicians and a few … Continue reading

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Look After the Pennies . . . .

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This is a genuine question. When did the future of the country’s economy become the primary determinant of education policy? When talking about the proposed National Curriculum for England this week, the Prime Minister said, “This revolution in education is … Continue reading

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Still Seeking Answers to Social Mobility and School Improvement

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Is it just us, or is Guardian columnist Estelle Morris (Baroness Morris of Yardley to all of yows) still the same fence-sitting New Labourite who knows little about Primary practice and pedagogy she always was? Is it just us, or … 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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