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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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Education Manifestos in Detail: Part Three – Labour

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It’s hard to forget New Labour and its “Education, Education, Education” mantra which created a feeling of optimism that soon turned to despondency – once we realised what Blair and co meant by “education”. They were talking almost exclusively about … Continue reading

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Testing and Re-testing . . . and forgetting the individual child

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The news today that an incoming Conservative government would re-test children who “fail” their Year 6 SATs has shocked educators who may not have believed politicians could conjure up yet more preposterous and inappropriate policies. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/apr/07/tories-resits-pupils-fail-end-primary-school-exams-key-stage-2 Sadly experience tells us … Continue reading

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Tristram Hunt’s Speech to the ASCL Conference – More Looking Back to Move Forwards

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In a week in which we listened to a lecture from Tony Little, headmaster of Eton College, entitled “Looking Back to Move Forwards”, it was interesting that Tristram Hunt chose to include a quote from the first Labour Party Minister … Continue reading

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The NET Mike Baker Memorial Lecture: “Looking Back to Move Forwards”

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Having spent an entire career committed to public state education, with a guiding principle of free education for all, it was fascinating to attend a lecture by the headmaster of Eton College and to be broadly in agreement with everything … Continue reading

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Education, Imagination and Enjoyment

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If any 3D Eye readers have yet to discover imaginative-inquiry.com then we suggest you take a look at the website at http://www.imaginative-inquiry.co.uk “This website has been written and designed by teachers for schools that are interested in developing new and … Continue reading

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Tests, Lies and High Stakes . . . (Sorting Sheep from Goats)

Reading an article on Michael Rosen’s blog this morning started me thinking about my own schooldays, and how in many ways today’s intellectual climate and mainstream ideas about education, schools and testing haven’t really moved on in this country since … Continue reading

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