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School A has lost its BSF bid Neighbouring schools B and C were far enough through the process to get theirs School D - a free school is due to... [Read on ...]

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A friend with her kids at top performing UK independent schools has just mailed on a parents' letter from a schoolmaster explaining how, under the EBa... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Curriculum
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I'm curious to know how the ability to recite the Kings and Queens of England will help our children compete in a tough global economy. Any thoughts? ... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Curriculum
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The Labour MP was asked to assess how children from disadvantaged backgrounds could be given the best start in life. His report says success or failur... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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Kara Tointon's realistic and inspiring examination of the realities and hopes of living with Dyslexia: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vy8c7/... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Learning
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There's an axiom in the world of human potential development that goes, "at any point in time, a person is doing the best they can with the resou... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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The uber-gurus of education and ideas seem to live in two camps. Those (like Howard Gardner) whose ideas are sent out free of charge into th... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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X-Factor: sanitised plastic disgrace to real music or inspiring showcase of human aspiration? Both probably but if you want to keep next week's w... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Curious Cabinet
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All about journey sticks from Teachers' TV: http://www.teachers.tv/videos/ks1-ks2-geography-journey-sticks

Posted in: Learning
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11875885... ...on why schools close when businesses don't  Could there ever be a time when kids (those who... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Schools
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Save you reading past the exec summary, here's a Wordle of the whole thing:  

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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Here it is: http://publications.education.gov.uk/eOrderingDownload/CM-7980.pdf Frequency of target keywords: Teaching 136 Learning 46 Thinkin... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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"The weakest area and the area I'm most concerned about is teaching," says chief inspector Christine Gilbert Quite worrying then, when the business ... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Teaching
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Have you ever heard someone criticising the teaching of thinking skills in school? It's fascinating. They usually provide a well thought out, logical,... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Thinking Skills
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"Guns don't kill people, people kill people" (from  Besson's 1985 masterpiece, Subway -  FFwd 4 minutes), but when and how should we be... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Curriculum
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A while back it was education, education, education... Recent UK cuts and austerity provide a real live test for the skills-based learning agenda of ... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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I spent yesterday morning in SW17 working with secondary G&T leaders and yesterday afternoon in E17 planning a non-closure day at a speical needs ... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Learning
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Like most folks who use this website, my life is founded in the work of nurturing young minds & building up young people for success. It... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Policy & Politics
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I've been teaching in class a little more recently - to complement and inform the conference room stuff. And I'm more convinced than ever of the power... [Read on ...]

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Physicists thinking creatively with biologists to seek a cure for cancer: http://bigthink.com/ideas/20036 F1 Motorsport teams thinking creativiely w... [Read on ...]

Posted in: Leadership
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