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We are Top of the League

I want the ‘astute’ football pundit Paul Merson to be placed in charge of educational assessment.  His latest observation that West Brom, who are eighth, would be top if you took away the top seven teams, is genius.  740 more words

May May Redirect Foreign Aid

The UK is regarded as one of the stingiest countries when it comes to foreign aid. This month it was revealed that the British Government had funded an Ethiopian girl band with 4-5 million pounds. 98 more words

Keeping You Waiting

Before I reach the “big reveal” about Hexham, I thought I might string you along with a couple of posts about other places in town, places that will take us a little further back in history than the Georgian and Victorian buildings that dominated my previous post.   432 more words


Box Of Vintage Study Aid Bones 1950s (Taxidermy)

A rare example of a box of study aid bones from a English school, King James Grammar School, Biology Department. 57 more words

Growing Up At Girls' Schools

From the age of 11 until I was 18 years old, I studied at girls’ schools. The first was a comprehensive girls school (for non-British readers, it’s basically a free school that you get into depending on where you live), and then when I was 16 I went to a girls’ grammar school (grammars are supposedly for more academic students). 354 more words

Musings And Thoughts

Grammar Schools and Expanding selection is 'a distraction' says NASUWT. To be fair everyone is saying that

The Government’s proposals in its consultation paper, Schools that Work for Everyone, are a distraction from the real challenges and crises it has created in the education system, … 209 more words


Group of 33 Kent secondary headteachers write to Justine Greening as government consultation on extending selection closes

Source: Grammars plan: heads tell education secretary of their ‘deep opposition’ | Education | The Guardian