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 The Honest Teacher:
…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 amount…

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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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Exporting London Challenge is complex and challenging

Originally posted on IOE LONDON BLOG:
 Chris Husbands London schools are among the best in the country. Many are, simply, amongst the best urban schools in the world. This was not true even half a generation ago. But the evidence on…

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Year 11 Careers Fair

Originally posted on FECareersIAG:
Last week we held our third annual Year 11 Careers Fair. It is an all day event we organise jointly with two other local High Schools as we’ve found that this approach spreads the administrative burden…

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Me and My PGCE

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
Careers Fifty-two years, most of them taken in growing or in the illusion of it — R. S. Thomas, Selected Poems 1946-1968 Some recent blogs on PGCEs, QTS and initial teacher training led me to reflect…

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