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Education: A fresh start for the Labour Party

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Yesterday we were asked the following question on Twitter by @corbyn50plus, in response to a remark about education: “What do you think Labour can do besides oppose Tory policy?” It’s an important question. For years it’s been pointed out that … Continue reading

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The UN Convention, the Rights of Children and the Purpose of Education

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It concerns us greatly that the UN Convention is ignored when it comes to setting aims and objectives for education. How different our education system would be if we placed these articles at the heart of all we offered in … Continue reading

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Sutton Trust on Teachers’ Pay – Let’s be Clear

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Teachers’ Pay The BBC’s report on the Sutton Trust Education Pay questionnaire says the majority of teachers “support linking pay to pupils’ progress and results”. This is somewhat misleading. It’s also interesting to see that this is only one aspect … Continue reading

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Young People Explain Exam Stress

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Today (Thursday 27th March) is the BBC News Schools Report day. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to be involved in presenting and making the news – an excellent example of co-production. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/26516060 On Tuesday this week BBC Radio … Continue reading

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Outnumbered, Outranked and Outwitted: Pupil Voice.

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The wonderful BBC programme on family life – “Outnumbered” – this week gave us a particularly brilliant set of scenes featuring the head teacher of the secondary school that daughter Karen attends, and the young girl herself. If you’ve missed … Continue reading

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Teaching Schools, Wroxham and Learning Without Limits

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When Teaching Schools were first introduced there was real concern that only schools with a  “traditional” form of pedagogy would be considered for this status. We appreciate that the government and Ofsted have made it clear they don’t promote one … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

In our recent blog, we made reference to ‘pupil voice’. Too often we ignore what children and young people have to say about education, about the world, about what they want. The Cambridge Review of Primary Education was particularly focused … Continue reading

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