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Education and the Real Enemies of Promise

Recently we commented on an important letter signed by over 100 academics which was published in The Independent newspaper. Amongst other things the letter said, “We are writing to warn of the dangers posed by Michael Gove’s new National Curriculum … Continue reading

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Planning for the Liberty to Teach

Think of a world without any examinations. What would you teach? How would you ensure that the children in your care were developing the skills they needed  – for themselves and for others, for enjoyment, for life? Who would make … Continue reading

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Children, Poverty, Wellbeing and Learning

As a teacher and an educator your first concern is with the wellbeing of the children. How can they learn if they’re tired, frightened, upset, ill, anxious, distracted or hungry? We often talk about the need to listen very carefully … Continue reading

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Standards, Attainment and Achievement – Can We Be Clear What We’re Talking About?

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Consider this powerful and shocking headline from a recent newspaper article: Schools ‘face talent drain’ as morale of teachers dives: Poll shows thousands are thinking of quitting as former Ofsted chief warns of widespread disillusionment http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/may/12/schools-face-talent-drain By Daniel Boffey Morale … Continue reading

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