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The benefits of diversity 

Every day I take my dog for a walk in my local park. During those walks I meet and talk to people from a diverse range of backgrounds. I meet gay men, lesbian women, people of colour (some of whom … Continue reading

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Moving On Up

Originally posted on Freeing the Angel:
“It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.” Mary Wollstonecraft In recent years, the concept of ‘social mobility’ has been at the forefront of the agenda for education. Schools are paid…

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Dumb and Dumber.

When I was at school the only people I had ever met who had been to University were my teachers. I was Burnley born and bred. Apart from an in and out trip to Wembley with the first eleven hockey … Continue reading

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The Finnish System of Education

Originally posted on 3D Eye:
In our recent post – about teachers quitting the profession and the dire shortage of qualified teachers in England – we said we’d publish a reminder as to why Finland’s system of education is internationally…

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The Finnish System of Education, Part Two

Originally posted on 3D Eye:
As outlined in our previous post, the curriculum in Finland is continually under review – and those who review it are educational professionals, including senior teachers in schools. Changes to the basic curriculum are not…

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Robin Alexander on Ofsted’s new boss

Originally posted on Reclaiming Schools:
Michael Wilshaw too progressive? Whatever next! A few days ago news appeared that the Chief Inspector is so out of favour with the Government that they are not renewing his contract. This is not entirely surprising given his…

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Straight Lines

Originally posted on InspGuilfoyle:
The other day, Stick Child was playing with his next-door neighbour, Stick Friend. At first, they were having a great time playing with her pet, ‘Stick Stick Insect’, but soon Stick Child noticed that Stick Friend…

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