Category Archives: Reflections

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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Shoesmith vs Balls

So Ms Shoesmith has won her appeal against her dismissal and I, for one, am extremely glad. Not – let me hasten to add – because I don’t believe she should have been held accountable. The buck stopped with her … Continue reading

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christmas time

And so the old year draws to its inevitable conclusion. Should we make resolutions or not? I don’t think I have ever genuinely held to a new year resolution so why bother? I suppose the value is in the self … Continue reading

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