Category Archives: Education

Careers education for 4year olds

Well why not?  Children cannot aspire to something they don’t know about.  Careers education is after all about expanding horizons,  inspiring, exciting, explaining possibilities.  We need to remember young children form ideas and absorb stereotypes early,  apparently from 4 years … Continue reading

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School Governance – keep an eye on ethos and values. 

I’ve always believed in collaboration,  why wouldn’t you.  We can all learn from others and they from us.  That’s why I can never understand why successful schools are often reluctant to work with those facing greater challenges.  There is clear … Continue reading

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Languages – why ever not? 

‘As a nation we are poor at languages’. How often have we heard that and for how long?  We deplore it and want to be better but it seems that despite our good intentions and many initiatives we make little … Continue reading

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Women- it’s time again! 

Three times this week I have seen the evidence highlighted that it is still a man’s world and that’s too many times to ignore. All my working life, some 40 years, I’ve been aware of gender inequality but felt the … Continue reading

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Research led by schools 

At last we are seeing an emphasis on research coming out of the profession for use by the profession.  It is the practising teachers after all who know what works and what is worth trying as well as what needs … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? 

‘Pobble’ …  initially it meant nothing to me,  this being partly due to my being a geographer and secondary teacher. Then I remembered of course ‘ he had no toes’  yes,  Edward Lear’s nonsense rhyme came back to me courtesy … Continue reading

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‘Technology is Key’

This was stated at an International Women’s Forum (IWF) meeting today and it’s right.  One has only to judge by the rich debate that followed and the number of related issues brought to the table not all of them gender … Continue reading

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