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The best of intentions...

I’m worried.

I’m worried that people have got so used to rubbishing decisions made by the DfE, and so used to each decision being accompanied by propaganda rather than explanation or evidence, that the decision to scrap levels has been seen by too many schools as a problem rather than an opportunity. 737 more words


5 Ways To Support Your Child’s Language Learning At Home (And Ensure Success!)

The benefits of language learning are well documented, and with the rise of bilingual schools in the UK there are more opportunities than ever for children to learn languages from a young age. 528 more words


Do parents have any faith in education anymore?

I am a little fed up with this Government…well any government using education as a political football. That awful man Gove has gone which can only be a good thing for our education system. 553 more words

Primary School

Boing, Boing–yay!

Well the final week is creeping up upon us and we are muddling through, taking each situation as it is, for what it is. Transition days have been great, so all good there, with the Deputy Head Teacher exclaiming in owe at Harry’s fabulous shadow puppets (which he is amazing at – biased I know) but I’m in wonder at Harry remembering his name! 331 more words


Encounters with a seven-spotted friend

For anyone working with children the word ‘minibeast’ needs no explaining – the world of invertebrate animals such as snails, woodlouse and centipedes holds a limitless fascination for children, and adults too! 293 more words

Ideas For Making The Most Of The New Forest


16 July 2014 – An update from Barry at the Royal Oak

Funny old game politics.  A week ago I sent this out:

“It appears that humans have Gods for just about everything.  694 more words


Gove: a legacy to be proud of?

The announcement that Michael Gove will no longer serve as the secretary of state for education came as a big surprise in our sector.

In little over four years, Gove’s impact has been dramatic. 684 more words

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