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The headteacher inspector calls

Both Nick Hague @educationbear and MaryIsherwood @Mishwood1, were delighted to have had the opportunity to meet with Ofsted’s National Director, Sean Harford @HarfordSean… 1,888 more words


The Impact of Educational Practice

  • What is the impact of educational practice?
  • To what extent does educational practice affect pupil progress and or teacher (lecturer) ability?
  • What practices are most effective?
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A level subject choices

Ofsted have recently published statistics relating to the subject choices of students starting A levels in England in 2013/2014. (For those unfamiliar with A levels, they are the qualifications taken between the ages of 16 and 18, students usually pick 3–4 subjects for the first year, which is known as AS, and normally slim down to 3 for the second year, A2; university admissions are based upon A level results). 1,686 more words


Education Select Committee Meeting

On the 11th March the Education Committee took evidence from Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education, in a follow-up session to the Committee’s inquiry into Sure Start children’s centres. 865 more words


Without Fear or Favour

@imagineinquiry @cherrykd @debrakidd have done a great transcript of the meeting where we all meet @HarfordSean from Ofsted… So, I’ll just have a ramble…

It began with @emmaannhardy sniggering at me. 718 more words

The danger of the 'expert'

Back in 1998, Andrew Wakefield caused a stir when he produced a long-since discredited article suggesting a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. What resulted included a long-running debate, the retraction of the article by the publishing journal, and the striking off of the surgeon behind it. 710 more words


A Toxic Mix for Young People - Privatisation and Incarceration at Rainsbrook

Behaved ‘extremely inappropriately’ –  something of a euphemism, to say the least.

Children held at a prison run by the outsourcing giant G4S were subjected to “degrading treatment” and “racist comments” at the hands of staff who were under the influence of illegal drugs, a  73 more words

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