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Commons Education Committee inquiry into primary assessment – Friday 23 September 2016

This week the Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into how this year’s new tougher SATs tests have affected primary schools and the DfE has published new guidance on screening and searching pupils and handling strike action in schools. 327 more words

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Friday Update 9/16/16

TGIF!

Being back in my routine after Vacation feels so good. Last weekend I did a bunch of meal prep to prepare, and I’ve been killing it in my workouts. 560 more words

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Consultation on school reform plans opens – Friday 16 September 2016

This week saw the Education Secretary launch the consultation on the Government’s controversial plans to expand grammar schools in England, confirm that the Government will proceed with the Educational Excellence Everywhere white paper and the publication of updated guidance on what schools need to know to plan for the new academic year. 385 more words

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Writing is Hard when Distractions Abound...

…Especially when those distractions are other writing projects.

I realize that I am not particularly good at keeping my promises sometimes. Example: I didn’t end up writing a flash fiction piece yesterday. 772 more words

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Prime Minister announces controversial school reform plans – Friday 9 September 2016

The new academic year starts controversially as I report on the Prime Minister’s plans to allow new grammar schools to open and state schools to select pupils by academic ability, the launch of the Government’s new plans to reduce childhood obesity and the publication of the updated version of the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education. 421 more words

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The Struggles of Writing, Plus a Bridge Metaphor

It’s an odd thing, how confidence in your writing comes and goes. Some days you’re on fire, your mind thinking up the scene so fast that your fingers can barely write it down fast enough. 637 more words

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The Pros and Cons of Scribophile

For those of you who are serious about writing, nothing is more important than revising  your work, to make it better than how it first began. 626 more words

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