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More and More Testing . . .

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As the Easter fortnight draws to a close and teachers step up their preparations for the Summer term we’ve been hearing reports of Year 6 children going into school every morning for at least the past week in order to … Continue reading

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Morgan v Gove – A Fight Over Education?

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“Education chief fights back in battle with Michael Gove over schools” – Guardian headline http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/06/nicky-morgan-battle-michael-gove-schools Hmmm. Can this really be true? Or could the Guardian be stirring a pot of half-truths? The paper goes on to say: The education secretary, … Continue reading

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#teacheroath: Swearing not Pledging

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Out-trending #xfactorresults last night was #teacheroath – a twitterstorm of response to a hashtag started by @teacherROAR. As someone said – who but teachers would give up part of their Sunday evening to take part in such an “event”? (Yes … Continue reading

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In My Manifesto . . .

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In today’s Guardian Education – twenty snapshots of mini-manifestos written by a selection of thoughtful educationalists . . . and Toby Young. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/may/13/in-my-manifesto-education-policy-ideas-2015 What to do with the Y factor? Why pay any attention to it? This man is more … Continue reading

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Is the Tide Really Turning? An all-party committee says education needs reinvention.

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The tide is turning? After the storm-ridden days of the past two months we sincerely hope so, even on another day of downpours. However, there’s a tide beginning to turn in the world of education, and one that we’ve been … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband and One Nation Education

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Ed Miliband has an article in todays’ Guardian that looks forward to his Hugo Young lecture this evening. This could be another important step forward for Ed and for his party. Let’s hope it’s a step in the right direction. … Continue reading

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