Tag Archives: Tony Little

Action Now for Post-Covid Education

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It shouldn’t take a pandemic for us to reconsider the purpose of education. It didn’t take a pandemic for many of us to reconsider the purpose of education. Those of us who’ve been unhappy and sometimes apoplectic about the direction … Continue reading

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The EBacc Debate: Is it the Right One?

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Yesterday, (4th July 2016), there was a debate in parliament about the EBacc and the potential inclusion of the expressive arts as a compulsory component of the EBacc. Currently, the English Baccalaureate is made up of: English mathematics history or … Continue reading

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Managing mental health and children self-harming

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In the depths of the Guardian’s website today we found the following article (a website that still doesn’t carry an “education” link on its home page menu, in spite of our requests for it to do so: clearly football, fashion … Continue reading

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Pressurised High-Stakes Exams – Why?

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Today my son is taking his penultimate A-Level examination. He’ll then have to wait a seemingly interminable time to find out whether he’s achieved the required grades to continue his education at his preferred university. My son is fortunate that … Continue reading

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Reaching a Tipping Point? Education 14 – 19

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Labour could ditch GCSEs within 10 years, says Tristram Hunt For several years 3Di has advocated the abolition of 16+ examinations. The first sign that something might be stirring in our national conversation about GCSEs and high stakes examinations came … Continue reading

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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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Consent, PSHE and a Curriculum for Life

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The PSHE Association has published a timely document to support the teaching of “consent” in Key Stages 3 and 4. This is in response to the Secretary of State for Education’s announcement that all schools should teach consent – as … Continue reading

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Forces for Change in our System of Education

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Does he do it simply to ingratiate himself with the dinosaurs, the flog ’em and hang ’em elements within (and beyond) his party, or does Michael Gove really believe that our first response to poor behaviour in schools should be … Continue reading

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Is Teaching Becoming a Service Industry?

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Following yesterday’s post, here’s the link to the Telegraph article which reported details of Tony Little’s criticisms of government education policy – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10485148/Teaching-being-turned-into-a-service-industry-says-Eton-head.html Teaching being turned into a ‘service industry’, says Eton head The headmaster of Eton College warns that … 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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