Category Archives: education

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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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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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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S.L.I

One of the nice things about twitter is how quickly ripples of dissent and disgust propagate through the twittersphere when our beloved SOS (Silly old secretary) opens his mouth! Mr Gove only has to draw breath and hundreds of people … Continue reading

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Lesson obs – the curse of the Senior Leader

Having spent my last few posts thinking about policy and political mismanagement of our beloved system, I felt I should turn my mind back to my primary purpose – the art, science and practice of teaching. That is not to … Continue reading

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Foundations of sand

Over the years, those of us old enough to remember a certain Margaret Thatcher, have learned that the standard methodology for establishing change in education is to rubbish the system first. Frankly it wouldn’t matter if we had won the … Continue reading

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