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Crushed: Jack Dee’s schooldays, and how he found his Element

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Why do so many of the guests on BBC Radio 4s “Desert Island Discs” talk about distressing and shocking experience of school? Why do so many who will never achieve prominence or celebrity status also do likewise? “Is it because … Continue reading

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Gove versus the real issues in education

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This week Michael Gove has made further declarations about the “success” in increasing educational attainment since he came to office.  He recounted a huge list of statistics that, in his opinion, demonstrated how “standards” have improved and how the stringent, … 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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Making Education Work – Recommendations: Part One

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We’re continuing to look at “Making Education Work” – the title of a new report from an Independent Advisory Group chaired by Sir Roy Anderson. This is an important report. Time and time again, independent and government sponsored education reviews … 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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