Tag Archives: Secretary of State for Education

Did Anyone Apologise to Educators?

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The government has announced that schools don’t have to open fully until September. They’ve miraculously worked out that social distancing is impossible in the majority of schools – something the profession and teaching unions had told them months ago. Not … Continue reading

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#Dear Justine: Helpful Hints – Part Two

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Here are some more thoughts from Twitter on what ought to be the priorities for the new Secretary of State for Education – Justine Greening. (See also our previous compilation of tweets using hashtag – #DearJustine.) https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/dear-justine-helpful-hints-part-one/ As we said … Continue reading

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#Dear Justine: Helpful Hints – Part One

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With a new Secretary of State for Education comes a new hashtag – a polite “Dear Justine”, offering helpful advice and urgent pleas from teachers, educators and parents to Justine Greening. (Thanks to @TES for the suggestion of #DearJustine). It’s encouraging to … Continue reading

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A Reasoned Debate: Why PSHE Education MUST be Statutory

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PSHE and “Relationships and Sex Education” are continuously in the news. Take a look at the Guardian website today (24th March 2015) and there are no less than 5 articles which are specifically concerned with the wellbeing and personal/social development … Continue reading

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Tristram Hunt’s Speech to the ASCL Conference – More Looking Back to Move Forwards

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In a week in which we listened to a lecture from Tony Little, headmaster of Eton College, entitled “Looking Back to Move Forwards”, it was interesting that Tristram Hunt chose to include a quote from the first Labour Party Minister … Continue reading

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Wellbeing: Change or Status Quo?

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Three headlines from the BBC Education website – at first glance unrelated but with a possible connection: First headline: “Children’s mental health service cut” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30735370 Second headline: “Parents ‘ignore school league tables’” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30731164 Third headline: “Short-term politics ‘damages schools’” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30711726Continue reading

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Festival of Education: Gove Speaks, 3Di Comments

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As promised, here are some bullet points from the Secretary of State for Education’s Q & A session at Wellington College. There was a brief two-way discussion between Michael Gove and Sir Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington College. (NB: This … Continue reading

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Birmingham, the Country and the Powers of the Secretary of State

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The disastrous and destructive situation in the “Trojan Horse” schools in Birmingham has been highly reported over the last few weeks. Stories of extremism, control for power, bullying, manipulation of the truth, imposition of ideologies that don’t consider the all-round … Continue reading

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The Value of Family Holidays

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Do you feel as though you need a holiday right now? Yes! Are your children of school age? Yes. Then apparently you should think again. Spring is here and we look forward in hope to the sort of summer weather … Continue reading

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A Royal College of Teaching – A view from the Grass.

Debra Kidd has recently had her views on education published in articles in The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/teachers-speak-out-against-michael-goves-lists-of-facts-curriculum-8572623.html) and The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/apr/12/michael-gove-teacher-petition-curriculum-plan) She’s been outspoken in criticising our Secretary of State for Education, and in standing up for education that genuinely meets … Continue reading

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