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The NET Mike Baker Memorial Lecture: “Looking Back to Move Forwards”

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Having spent an entire career committed to public state education, with a guiding principle of free education for all, it was fascinating to attend a lecture by the headmaster of Eton College and to be broadly in agreement with everything … Continue reading

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Not Quite Groundhog Day – The London Festival of Education

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         “Something is . . . different. Anything different is good.” –        Groundhog Day Taking part in the London Festival of Education gave us opportunities to listen to respected educators discussing a range of issues – the importance of leadership, … Continue reading

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Reviewing the National Curriculum

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Tuesday 16th April is rapidly approaching and we would strongly recommend that readers, if they haven’t done so already, respond to the governments call for comments on the proposed National Curriculum for England. Non-response suggests compliance, and it is really … Continue reading

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The Learning Curve: Pearson Report Part Two

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The Pearson Report offered five lessons for education policy makers. It’s an interesting phrase – “education policymakers”. This phrase shows just how steeped we are in the idea that education is controlled and directed by policy makers rather that educationalists. … Continue reading

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Immersive, Not Coercive.

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As we were saying yesterday – it’s been an interesting week, and an interesting month in education. For a start there was the well-attended ‘Festival of Education‘ at the London University Institute of Education, which turned out to be something … Continue reading

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A Slow Revolution

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The great halls of Eton College are not necessarily the first place you would think of looking for a quiet revolution, though there are many who have been educated in this place who have had a considerable impact on the … Continue reading

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Slow Education

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Last Saturday we spent the day at the London Festival of Education, which was hosted by the London University Institute of Education. We’ll report on the day more fully later this week, but today we’re focusing on one of the … Continue reading

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