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It's official we're special!

It’s been a while since I posted. But, not surprisingly, a lot has happened.

We had the call.

We were visited.

We waited for it to be made public- I knew the judgement but couldn’t say. 293 more words

Ofsted reports Hertfordshire and Lancashire

Safeguarding inspection reports were published for Hertfordshire and Lancashire on November 27th. Both reports mentioned home education.

The Lancashire report flags up an issue for the special needs department – which currently  regards parents as having opted out – saying that more could be done for home educated children with… 144 more words

Am I a psychopath?

  According to this test from Channel 4, I most definitely am. Of course the idea that you can give someone a questionnaire and from that identify their personality traits has been around for a long time, but I’m sceptical. 406 more words

Debating Education review

I spent yesterday at the Michaela Community School Debating Education event, which was absolutely brilliant. I spoke against the motion ‘Sir Ken is right: traditional education kills creativity’, and Guy Claxton spoke for it. 691 more words

Skills And Knowledge

The Ofsted debate

This post was originally published here, on Labour Teachers on 22nd November 2015.

I watched with jealousy yesterday as my twitter timeline filled with tweets that included #Michaela. 562 more words


Running at a snail's pace: An Inspector Calls

It is the day before Castle Combe 10k and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s lovely cold weather and I can’t wait to run it with my running buddy. 281 more words


A few anomalies? No, baseline is flawed from start to finish

In the pilot year of baseline assessment, the most popular provider Early Excellence has already had to apologise to its 12,000 schools for faulty scores resulting from “a few anomalies” (see… 747 more words