Monthly Archives: October 2014

Why is Curiosity central to better learning?

The wide-ranging debate on identifying effective teaching is inspiring. What concerns me is the disconnect between each year. Children can have 5 years of primary education with admired teachers in each year, yet seem to join secondary school having lost … Continue reading

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The future is coming faster than you think?

Welcome, dear Reader to my ‘Start of Half-Term’ blog. Since last I wrote, some 1500 adults and children have attended our annual fireworks event, held at CCJB up at Maidenhead Thicket, managed to spend over £11,000 thus assisting our PTA … Continue reading

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“Most people don’t read the writing on the wall until their backs are up against it.”

My colleague John Carr introduced me to this lovely epigram, attributed to the American president, Adlai Stevenson. If you consider the various headlines published this last month, most of the situations highlighted seem to remind us of Stevenson’s caution. For … Continue reading

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To couple or decouple, that’s the political question we teachers face for the General Election

Michael Gove announced in March 2013 that the current system, by which Sixth Form students take AS levels at the end of Year 12 and then complete them at the higher A2 level in Year 13 would cease at the … Continue reading

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