And so, as England go crashing out of another major sporting event before it’s even properly got going, a familiar gloom hangs over the country. 850 more words
Tags » Underachievement
Something about Greek makes me feel as though I am again a seven-year-old wad of neuroses, hemmed in by innumerable fears and crippled internally by my own shameful self-awareness. 370 more words
We are all exhorted to strive for excellence these days, but as you’ve probably noticed, not a lot of people are getting there.
The problem with the inspirational guru-speak and universal calls to action with which we are bombarded each day is that, though some might be given a nudge towards excellence (whatever that is), most of us are stuck with who we are. 75 more words
10th June 2015
Yesterday, 9th June 2015, The Guardian published an article drawing on recent research from the University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Education. This research found that teachers often perceive pupils from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds as less able than their peers and, as a result, they may be unconsciously marked down in internal assessments at school. 154 more words