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Possibly but will they help the social mobility agenda?

The appointment of Justine Greening,  along with the appointment of   Nick Timothy as Theresa Mays chief of staff ( he has  backed new selective schools in the past) has  increased speculation that Theresa May will allow significant expansion in grammar schools. 1,392 more words

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Folkestone headteachers give their views on the grammar school system

Published in the Folkestone Herald   

With less than 3% of pupils on free school meals,  the Harvey Grammar and Folkestone Academy principals discuss whether grammar schools in Kent help brighter children from poor backgrounds.  783 more words

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The Growth Mindset : Telling Penguins to Flap Harder ?

I’m not sure whether this particular blog might lose me friends. It’s not intended to, but I’m going to stumble into an area where I know some people have very strong views. 4,925 more words

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paceni reblogged this on Pace N.Ireland Education Weblog and commented:

 We should be rather cautious about adopting the “Growth Mindset” approach as some sort of universal principle. 

Warning to parents prior to N. Ireland Assembly Election

The DUP’s Educational Incoherence

At the same time as the DUP has committed itself to a “No Child Left Behind” policy, Peter Weir (Chair of the Education Committee) suggested that the Party might return the Transfer Test to CCEA control.  107 more words

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Grammatically Incorrect

I don’t often agree with Michael Wilshaw in fact I often make a point of it. However even a stopped clock yada yada, Michael Wilshaw said something so… 841 more words


First Minister Arlene Foster must make an education choice

The Parental Alliance for Choice in Education welcomes Arlene Foster’s recent statement on education if it is a vow of commitment to her educational vision and not simply a sound bite. 531 more words

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