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Are the STRB on strike?

You would think that the School Teachers Review Body (STRB) had a relatively easy task this year; set a 1% pay rise and go home. After all, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, he of the ‘all schools will become an academy’ budget, has set 1% as the upper limit on public sector pay deals all the way through to the end of this parliament. 432 more words


Come to Powys to Forsee Osborne's 'Austeria'


If you want to know what Austerity will lead to you don’t have to travel through time – just come to Powys.  In Powys there is a perfect storm for the complete absence of public service, for in-work deprivation and affluence being found with little in between. 442 more words

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The Physics Observatory (aka Physics Playroom 2.0)

The Cube boys have been hard at work this year re-developing The Physics Playroom, one of The Cube’s first screen projects. This new iteration… 383 more words


Retirement: seems like yesterday

The previous post got me looking in my archives for 2005.

Goodbye to teaching

03 Dec 2005

I really have been running out of steam this year, you know. 403 more words

From My Archives

Bigoted Hispanic studies book pushed in Texas

With all the anti-immigrant hysteria in the air, it should come as no surprise that Texas has proposed the adoption of a new Hispanic studies textbook perfectly in tune with these Trumpian times. 874 more words


What's in a Name

Sometimes it takes a while to settle on just the right name.

East Vancouver School

East Vancouver School opened in 1895. There was not even a building so the school was held in a store owned by Peter Dubois. 296 more words