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Bye bye, Mr Twigg

Labour Teachers / June 29, 2015 at 8:37 PM 1,577 views

Sometimes events move faster than expected. I had been planning to write a blogpost about the responses to the recent changes in how exam resits will be reported, a major part of which would have been about this TES article written by…

Advice from Uncle Ben

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,260 views

“With great power… comes great responsibility.” - misquote from Ben Parker, Marvel Comics. Background I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to follow up the recent dispute about Michael Gove’s comments about history teaching. This was spurred by…

Raising the bar

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 14,693 views

From my perspective, a number of recent discussions and policy initiatives have missed the target when it comes to tackling the issue of educational under-performance in our schools. Even where I agree with the diagnosis, the prescribed medicine doesn’t seem…