Tag Archives: SOFT SKILLS

“Life Lessons”, Conclusions and Recommendations on the Purpose of PSHE and SRE

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This is the third of our posts on the “Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools” report from the House of Commons Education Select Committee. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmeduc/145/145.pdf Before we comment on the conclusions and recommendations (pages 54 -56), we need to … Continue reading

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RSA Schools with Soul – A Way Forward: Part Three – Multiple Intelligences

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Is SMSC the right phrase or acronym to use for this integral part of learning? Our response to this is – maybe not. As we’ve already mentioned, SMSC is a relatively new concept – first introduced as an “all-encompassing phrase” … Continue reading

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The Importance of “Soft Skills”: A BCC Manifesto on Skills and Employment

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In recent posts we’ve reflected on the Compass Education conference and the “Making Education Work” report from Sir Roy Anderson and Pearson Education. We’ve also referred to the British Chambers of Commerce’s “Skills and Employment” manifesto. A link to this … Continue reading

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Making Education Work – Recommendations: Part One

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We’re continuing to look at “Making Education Work” – the title of a new report from an Independent Advisory Group chaired by Sir Roy Anderson. This is an important report. Time and time again, independent and government sponsored education reviews … Continue reading

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Compass Education Conference 2014 – Part Two

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The Compass Education Conference morning session concluded with a conversation between the Chair of the Advisory Council, Dame Jane Roberts, and the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Tristram Hunt. The conversation between Jane and Tristram began with the same … Continue reading

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Public Versus Private Education

My thought for today is about private versus public education. This thought was inspired by a recent conversation with someone I found myself standing next to whilst watching the Olympic flame with its huge entourage of ‘sponsors’ pass by on … Continue reading

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Arts and Education

Some years ago a young man from Sierra Leone started work at my school as a cleaner. A cheerful chap, he wandered into my classroom asking me politely if it was okay to start hoovering the carpet even though I … Continue reading

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