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Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough.

“The aim of education policy should be to provide the right education for every child. That for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough

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“The aim of education policy should be to ‘provide the right education for every child’. That ‘for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Wellbeing Statistics – The Tip of the Iceberg

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In this week’s Guardian there’s a damning article on the wellbeing of teachers in England. It reported that there were 3,750 cases of long-term sickness absence caused by stress last year, and that one in 83 teachers spent more than … Continue reading

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A National Education Service

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Education took centre stage at the Labour Party Conference with not only a strong speech from Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner but also significant comments relating to PSHE education from the Deputy Leader, Tom Watson – as well as Jeremy … Continue reading

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Radio 4 Today, Intuition and Solving the World’s Problems.

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From time to time the Today programme on Radio 4 broadcasts an item that actually sheds light on an interesting and/or important topic, in which the two speakers who are brought on to debate the topic find they agree with … Continue reading

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The Various Intelligences of the “Gifted” Child

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An interesting item about “gifted” children on BBC Woman’s Hour caught our attention this week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p058gr3d Tina Crawford spoke about her experiences as a parent of a child with a high IQ, who was experiencing unhappiness at school. Very academically … Continue reading

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“Three Girls” and a System that Perpetuated their Abuse

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If you ever wanted an illustration of a well-intended policy that’s tragically flawed and horrifically neglectful you’ll find it in the Rochdale sexual abuse cases. You’ll find similar cases in other parts of the country – historical and sadly, some … Continue reading

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