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Love Thy Neighbour: how to break down the barriers between private and state schools

I taught in a state primary school in the north of England for three years. Then, with my family, I moved abroad. Since then I have taught in private schools abroad for the last six years. 800 more words

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A Leap of Faith: what would you do tomorrow if OfSTED vanished?

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”

Saint Augustine

A recurring theme this week on Twitter and the wider blogosphere is… 596 more words

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The DfE Screwbric: New Primary Performance Descriptors Fail MOT

To help teachers and senior education managers bat back some of the frankly bonkers stuff popping out of the DfE’s policy nerf gun, I have spent minutes cooking up this handy rubric to evaluate their “initiatives”. 78 more words

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What's the problem with a broad education? (Or why Nicky Morgan is wrong)

I wasn’t going to get too heated about UK Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s apparent suggestion that students should ditch the arts humanities in favour of the sciences. 1,197 more words

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An Expat's Panegyric To UK Teachers: "Make Me Regret Ever Having Left You"

When I think of England, I think of low, moss-lined stonewalls, Marmite and shell suits. I lead an examined, but contented life here in Over There. 961 more words

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