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Compass Education Conference 2014 – Part One

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This year’s Compass Education Conference took place on Saturday 18th January at the Coin Street Community Centre. The focus of the conference  was the ongoing year-long inquiry into education that Compass and the NUT have jointly organised and sponsored. http://www.compassonline.org.uk/events/education-inquiry-conference/Continue reading

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National Curriculum Consultation: Part 3

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Let’s take a look at the aims of the new National Curriculum. http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/n/national%20curriculum%20consultation%20-%20framework%20document.pdf  3.1 The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the core knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has … Continue reading

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Heads’ Roundtable Alternative to EBC

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The Education Guardian yesterday (5.2.13) was so packed with interesting and stimulating articles that we hardly knew where to start writing today. Following on from Suzanne Moore’s piece in the newspaper last week and the number of below the line … Continue reading

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Part Three: Fabian Society: Education After Gove

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What was Missing Speaking from experience, we know that it’s quite difficult to be part of a panel at meetings such as the one we attended on Saturday. There’s a tendency to come away from the platform saying to yourself … Continue reading

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Part Two: Education After Gove – Responding to a New Landscape

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The Fabian Society invited four platform speakers to the seminar. Stephen Twigg – Shadow Secretary of State for Education Lisa Nandy – Shadow Schools Minister Rick Muir – Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) Associate Director and Hackney Councillor … Continue reading

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Tweeting Headteachers and a Need to Reform Education

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There’s an interesting article in the Guardian this week by Fiona Millar, on headteachers joining together to discuss educational issues and thereby acting as a kind of self-selected lobbying organisation. Isn’t this what education’s trade unions and professional associations should … Continue reading

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The Language of Intelligence and Optimism

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Some of the children we observed earlier this week were thinking about whether they would describe a glass as half full or half empty – about optimism and pessimism. Fiona Millar is a writer and a journalist specialising in education … Continue reading

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