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A dilemma and possible over-reaction

We went to look at a nursery today (I’m writing on Friday). It was a nursery at the local school – one of two possible primary schools that E is eligible to attend next September. At E’s two year check … Continue reading

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“In my day television was called books” *

Arguments about the changes to the GCSE English Literature syllabus rumble on. As far as I can find out, some recommendations were made to the exam boards and the Secretary of State for Education regarding the curriculum. These offered ideas … Continue reading

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A smaller state*

Sometimes I like to comment on stories in the press and sometimes I decide to leave well alone. When the story broke last week about the Tory adviser pushing for 45 hours a week in school for all children I … Continue reading

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The silver bullet

Today Michael Gove outlined his new plans for the GCSE. It involves scrapping coursework and encouraging longer exams and rote learning. This will apparently bring higher standards, though Gove being Gove, he hasn’t bothered to tell anyone how – presumably … Continue reading

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