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New report on consequences of proposed national funding formula – Friday 17 March 2017

This week I report on the growing pressure on Government to scrap the proposed national funding formula, the launch of a new consultation on revised School Exclusion guidance and publication of new guidance on the Apprenticeships Levy. 536 more words

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A Pre-Published Author's Site (+ Mini Drama Reviews)

Creating my author’s website took some thought. Published authors generally center their website on their published works, but of course I’m not published yet, so the question was… 1,088 more words

Aspiring Author

Funding for new free schools announced in this week’s Budget – Friday 10 March 2017

This week I report on the education related aspects of Wednesday’s Budget, the launch of the updated NGA’s Skills Audit, which incorporates elements from the Core Competency Framework for Governance and publication of the Government’s new Early Years Workforce Strategy. 601 more words

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Schools to teach 21st century relationships and sex education– Friday 3 March 2017

This week I report on the Government’s plans for all secondary schools in England to teach relationships and sex education, £415m funding for schools to improve facilities and encourage healthier lifestyles and two new DfE guidance documents on managing staffing and employment issues. 440 more words

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The Big Character Controversy (+ Mini Book Review)

We Know the “Strong Female Character” Label Isn’t Working Because it’s Always in Quotations

Every writer’s blog ever has written a post about their take on the whole “strong females character” argument. 923 more words

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Replacement for RAISEonline from this April – Friday 17 February 2017

This week I report on the DfE’s announcement that a new service will replace RAISEonline from April, the House of Commons Education Committee remains unconvinced about plans to increase selective education and the Local Government Association has called on the Government to make sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools. 359 more words

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Post Valentine's Day (+mini book reviews)

Love-free zone, guys. Except for love of books, but you don’t need Valentine’s Day to show off your love of books. Come to think of it, why isn’t there a holiday for books? 1,605 more words

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