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Votes of No Confidence and a Public Right to Know

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This is an historic and unprecedented moment for education in England. It appears we now have a full set of organisations representing schools, colleges, teachers, school leaders and parents in England that have recently passed motions of no confidence in … Continue reading

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Quite a Day for Education

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It’s been quite a day for education. To begin with, a heart-warming and brain-stimulating article by Sir Ken Robinson in the Guardian, on the Comment and Debate pages: Gove extols creativity, but he has no idea what it is On … Continue reading

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The ‘Standards Agenda’ and a Big Lie about Education

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It’s important to understand that correlation is not the same as causality. Statisticians understand this, and so should teachers, parents and politicians, many of whom have traded on a false assumption about an inability to reach Level 4 in English … Continue reading

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SPAG Day – Part One

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It’s finally arrived – the week of the SPaG tests – spelling, punctuation and grammar. Thanks to the Internet we’ve all been able to read some excellent blogs and articles which explain in great detail the pointlessness and dangers of … Continue reading

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Summer Born Children and Educational Disadvantage

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Our previous post invited readers to “consider this week’s UK news and commentary about the need to tweak exam results to allow for underachievement amongst summer-born children . . . and then consider the need for a worldwide revolution in … Continue reading

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The Water Buffalo and Sewing Curriculum

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The time has come to weave together a few of the strands that we’ve been covering in these 3D Eye posts. We need to look at The new national curriculum for English schools, which is about to be unveiled The … Continue reading

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Compass Education: Radical Approaches to Education Conference – Part Two

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Following the thought-provoking keynote speeches that we outlined in our previous post about this conference, there were a range of workshops to choose from. Education is an extensive subject and the workshops reflected that, despite the fact that an afternoon … Continue reading

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