The Festival of Education – is Wilshaw saying goodbye?

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The Festival of Education at Wellington College

So I’ve seen Wellington College referred to before many times in the news and in things I’ve read. In one case, Judith Suissa who was my lecturer during my MA, visited to investigate their explicit promotion and teaching of happiness and reported back to the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain’s newsletter (she wasn’t convinced). In another, referred to elsewhere in this blog, I saw Anthony Seldon, Headmaster, speak on happiness. I’ve since heard Alex Atherton (@alexatherton100) ask why anyone asks Anthony Seldon anything – which I think is slightly unfair but I get where he is coming from.

This Friday and Saturday it was the site for the Times Festival of Education. I was fortunate enough to wangle the Friday up there, and am very pleased I went. I have no doubt that I will use a lot of the…

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