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Repetition – not always the answer

‘If at first you don’t succeed, try try again’. We’ve all heard that mantra many a time especially while at school. After all what is homework if not repetition till you crack it? ‘Practice makes perfect’ is another . However … Continue reading

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No going back to the Drawing Board for UTC programme

Definitely not!  We need to make high quality technical education work in the U.K.  We already have a model which is far and away better than anything we have ever given young people before.  That is the University Technical Colleges … Continue reading

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MATs – friend or foe

My experience is overwhelmingly friend.  So why the deep concern.  Here are a few of my reflections. With the Secretary of State’s announcement yesterday there is time to stand back.  Since the Budget speech so much hype and news has … Continue reading

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Academies by the seaside. 

‘All academies by 2020’ – the debate on structures is already in full swing.  The question is can academies rise to the challenge and do the job education in this country needs?  That is not single academies but academies in … Continue reading

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Women Engineers

It was inspiring to read at the weekend about Professor Dame Anne Dowling’s achievements as an engineer.  Less inspiring to see she is the first woman to be appointed as President of the Royal Academy of Engineers but at least … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions and Technology

Apparently the most common resolutions are related to living healthier lives. I am no exception in that nor I suspect in failing spectacularly ever to achieve them. However this year I have the Up Band to ensure success. Technology has … Continue reading

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Learning is for life

This Christmas I was lucky enough to join my son and daughter-in-law for a skiing holiday in Austria. Well the plan was for them it was skiing and for me time to ponder, relax, drink coffee and enjoy the wonderful … Continue reading

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