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Towards a National Education Service: Part 2

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Below is part 2 of our response to the Labour Party’s Policy Consultation on Education. Comments welcome. ……………………………………. What should a National Education Service be for and what values should it and the draft charter embody?     What amendments, if … Continue reading

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The London Festival of Education: 50 Shades of Grey Matter

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The thing that became increasingly obvious during this year’s London Festival of Education last Saturday is that the ‘traditionalists’ still don’t get it. After all that’s been said and done about the developmental and learning needs of children and young … Continue reading

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“The simultaneous development of physical and mental powers in harmonious interplay”

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The is the fourth post in our series of extracts from the conclusions of the Hadow Report of 1931. We’re considering the impact of Hadow on the history of Primary education.We’ll add some thoughts and comments of our own in … Continue reading

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PISA, Private Schools and Progressivism

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We live in interesting times. This is from yesterday’s Guardian: Gove’s ‘progressive betrayal’ seems to be a private school phenomenon My research using the Pisa data found that state school pupils report more ‘traditional’ teaching than in private schools, says … Continue reading

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The Wellbeing of our Young People

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Ask most parents what they want for their children and the response is “to be happy”. Ask the same parents what “being happy” actually entails and you may get a vast array of responses. What we can all agree on, … Continue reading

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Key Concepts for the Learning Revolution

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Today we’re presenting a concise summary of some very fundamental and some very practical ideas about teaching, learning and schooling in the 21st Century. Soon, apparently in the new year, England’s Minister for Education, who happens to be a Scot, … Continue reading

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Kinokuni; – Privilege, Humility and Respect

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We frequently use words in our language that have lost something important through over-use. When one hears the word ‘privilege’ we tend to think of over-indulged people living a life in which they are not constrained by monetary factors or … Continue reading

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