Author Archives: governingmatters

Thank goodness my parents filled my head with facts!

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
Every Saturday my daughter volunteers at a day care centre for the elderly. On weekends there is a reduced number of staff on duty and as she’s under 18 I was asked…

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We can be many things!

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
The above picture is doing the rounds on Twitter. I assume people who like it think it shows empowering girls or that it’s a feminist statement. As far as I’m concerned it’s…

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An afternoon in the Orangerie. When experts stand at the front and #JustTellThem with passion

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
The people I follow on Twitter are mostly educators but I do follow some others as well. One such person is the author Alexandria Szeman. Every Saturday Alexandria chooses one painter and…

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Don’t let politics colour educational evidence

Originally posted on Bunsen Blue:
Everyone involved in education wants pupils to succeed. It is likely that most will agree on definitions of success such as access to the best universities, a good base of knowledge across a range of…

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Six habits of highly successful students, thanks to @AceThatTest and @J_MedinaUML

Originally posted on A Roller In The Ocean:
I came across a series of tweets on six habits of highly successful students by J Medina  I thought I’d collate them in a blog so I and others can easily refer…

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Multi Academy Trusts matters; Education Select Committee Report 

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
At midnight tonight (28th Feb 2017) the Education Select Committee published its report into the inquiry examining a range of issues relating to multi-academy trust accountability and governance structures. The report also looks at characteristics…

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Supporting your governing body’s clerk matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
A good clerk is pivotal in ensuring that the governing body is as effective as it can be. It is true that good schools will have good governing bodies. It is, I think, equally true…

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