Monthly Archives: October 2013

Using performance tables as a lever for change

Originally posted on Teaching: Leading Learning:
League Tables – how far can they drive school policy? One of the strategies used by the current education secretary to enact policy quickly is to use the performance tables as a lever for…

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Warlords of QTS- who runs education, and do we need training? – Tom Bennett

Who’s in charge of education? Who should be in charge? I was on a panel last night hosted by the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education that posed those questions. My answer to the first echoes the response given by … Continue reading

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Truthful Classroom: Gifted, Talented, Stultified

When I was in secondary school, in the Blair Years, I was a product of New Labour’s focus on Gifted and Talented pupils. At the time this gave me – a working class boy whose parents’ traditional slightly DailyMaily attitudes … Continue reading

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A new way of working from the DFE? My thoughts on my visit there today (@educationgovuk) | Fiendishlyclever

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the HQ of the DFE in London today. I’m still not exactly sure why I was one of the few to be invited but I am grateful for the opportunity. An unexpected … Continue reading

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Influential?

Originally posted on Teaching Science:
I’m still not really sure why I got invited. But I was. I’m currently on a train home after spending a couple of hours in a discussion at the Department for Education, after a message…

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“Opportunities…

Originally posted on From campus to classroom:
…are like sunrises. If you wait around too long you miss them,” – William Arthur Ward. Yes, that may seem like a nice, albeit clichéd, quote with some pretty imagery but it holds an enormous…

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Reflecting on evidence based education during this masters journey.

Originally posted on SexEdUKation:
Working on my reflection chapter for my masters but there isn’t space to put all the thoughts I wanted to so I wanted to explore some of them further here. The added bonus being my blog…

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