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Sir Michael Wilshaw, An Education Select Committee and Not Quite the Purpose of Education

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It’s sometimes sensible to wait a few days to respond to Sir Michael Wilshaw’s (SMW) comments on education. That way you avoid an instinctual fight or flight reaction. However, having spent some days reflecting on his recent meeting with the … Continue reading

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, CentreForum and Comprehensive Education

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Earlier this month Sir Michael Wilshaw gave a speech at CentreForum – a charity that “develops evidence-based research to influence both national debate and policy making”. Wilshaw’s speech was largely focused on attainment and projected outcomes – as one would … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Knights and their Call for Changes to Education

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Is UK education now in an “age of confusion”? According to Sir Tim Brighouse it is. His speech at the Arts and Media School in Islington made it very clear that education is in the midst of a turbulent time … Continue reading

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Ofsted and Personal Development Judgement

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The latest Ofsted Framework has been released ready for use in September. There are some significant changes, particularly regarding the limiting judgement of “Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436039/School_inspection_handbook_from_September_2015.pdf It is this section that we are writing about today. The … Continue reading

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A Week is a Long Time in Education

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“A week is a long time in politics” – quote attributed to Harold Wilson. “It’s the economy, stupid” – quote attributed to Bill Clinton. ………………………………….. “A week is a long time in education” “It’s the standards, stupid” – 3D Eye … Continue reading

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Tower Hamlets, Ofsted and Need for Change

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Ofsted was back in the news over the weekend due to its inspection of certain schools in Tower Hamlets that had previously been judged as “outstanding”. Inspectors now “discover” that there are significant problems with safeguarding and potential threats of … Continue 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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