Author Archives: paulsnorman

On British Values

There is so much to think about at the moment that it can be difficult to focus the train of thought enough to actually gain something meaningful from it. I was grateful, therefore, when SoS Education Lite – Nicky Morgan; … Continue reading

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When opposites repel

About a year ago I started to draft my last post. After writing and rewriting several times, I realised I was finding it hard to say anything positive and, for me, that is a dark place to be. As I … Continue reading

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Return of Game Theory

It has taken four weeks to achieve, but my post summer holiday irritation level has, at last, reached the stratospheric heights it was at in July. Three weeks of family learning in the wilds of the Canadian Rockies helped reduce … Continue reading

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Polimericks

Bloodsucker A Lib Dem leader named Nick, Became a political tic. While craving some glory, He bit into a Tory, Now his hypocrisy makes me feel sick. Gove-ation An educated gent known as Gove, Had a mind like a fine … Continue reading

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Selling Education

Those of you who have previously dabbled in the silt-laden, luke warm waters of my blog may have formed the opinion that I am anti neoliberal ideology. Some may even feel that I tout the sort of spittle drenched, looney, … Continue reading

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Failure -a life lesson?

My son is 12. This is not to try and claim any sort of credit for the achievement but simply to aid context. My son is 12, my daughter is 10 and they will both be sitting their SATs in … Continue reading

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A Further Word on Educational Inequality

Originally posted on Laura McInerney:
Yesterday I explained why inaccurate use of the term “educational inequality” makes me uneasy. But then I started thinking about a gross educational inequality that is hardly ever mentioned, and it made me madder and…

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And the winner is…..

So the wonderfully gifted Bradley Wiggins has won the public vote and been crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Richly deserved, even with competition stiffer than Jeremy Hunt ‘s smile when in the same room as Rupert Murdoch. Remarkable … Continue reading

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We make no apology…….

Regular followers of my little blog will have noticed a slight hiccup in postings of late. Thanks to a plague of various ailments, all my energies have had to be directed toward the day job, so my apologies. That’s how … Continue reading

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A very public betrayal

I think it would be fair to say that the topic of this blog will, no doubt, be covered by a great many others. Many will be better connected than me and, in all probability, most will be more eloquent. … Continue reading

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