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Underperforming Teachers Should Be Sacked But Why Stop There?

(1) Comments | Posted 16 January 2012 | (18:48)

I'm not the world's biggest Michael Gove fan. I find him and his policies to be ideologically flawed, divisive and fundamentally dangerous to our free, non-profit making, education system. However, on the issue of tackling underperforming teachers, he has got it right. Well, he's almost got it right. It's this...

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ICT Has Been Cut Loose, Not Set Free

(0) Comments | Posted 11 January 2012 | (16:24)

The english language, unlike computer coding, is beautiful. The language is ever changing, different words from different counties make it the language of business and love. It allows for many words or expressions to be used in many different ways. It has rules that can be broken without any seeming...

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The EBacc - Gove's First Exam Since The Previous One

(0) Comments | Posted 25 August 2011 | (16:15)

Could you imagine what Sir Alex Ferguson would have said if the FA had told him half way through last season that they were changing the rules for success? Instead of being measured on how a match was won by goals scored and conceded but also by the combination of...

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Why School Holidays Infringe Consumer Rights

(0) Comments | Posted 17 August 2011 | (23:18)

We broke the back of it folks. Us teachers are officially over half way through our summer holiday. For some of us we have just two weeks left of rest and relaxation. Some of us have already been into school a number of times this holiday. Most of us went...

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