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Mental Health Awareness Week: Relationships and Knowing Yourself

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It’s Mental Health Awareness week. This year the theme is “Relationships”. For a long time, we’ve been advocates of “Relationships” education – emphasising the “relationships” aspect of “sex and relationships education” by suggesting a reversal of the order of the … Continue reading

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An Inclusive Education

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Concerns about the wellbeing of our education system persist regardless of the Easter break. Following a meeting in the House of Commons earlier this month, a letter appeared in the Guardian calling for a “change of direction” for our schools. … Continue reading

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted and Early Years Education

To say that we’re aggrieved by Sir Michael’s latest statement that all children should have “structured” learning in school from the age of 2 is an understatement. And to think that he’s insistent that Ofsted is politically independent of the … Continue reading

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OECD: PISA on Problem-Solving

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OECD has released the results of the first PISA assessment of creative problem solving this week. 85,000 students from 44 countries did a computer-based test to identify whether they could transfer their knowledge into solving real-life problems. http://www.oecd.org/education/singapore-and-korea-top-first-oecd-pisa-problem-solving-test.htm There’s some … Continue reading

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The Need for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

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It’s the weekend. Your teenage son has just spent five full days in school. In addition to those normal school days there have been rehearsals for an assessed drama performance and a mass of homework to do for other subjects … Continue reading

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The Real Lessons of the Titanic: Redefining the Purposes of Education; Preparation for a Knowledge Economy

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When a ship like the Titanic was seen as unfit for purpose there were three options available to those who operated ocean-going ships. 1. Carry on building similar ships but also make damned sure they don’t go anywhere near iceberg-infested … Continue reading

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