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  • Another look at critical thinking.

    Rethinking critical thinking.   One common accusation levelled at those who promote a knowledge rich curriculum is that there is an insufficient focus on allowing students the space to think…

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  • Great Education Thinkers: Michael Oakeshott

    Over the coming weeks we will be examining the foundational ideas of great education thinkers. We hope to stimulate thought about questions in education that we often take for granted.…

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  • Parents and Teachers for Excellence
    PTE North and other news.

    PRESS RELEASE FROM PARENTS & TEACHERS FOR EXCELLENCE PTE North announced – and will launch shortly Director Mark Lehain leaves at the end of the month. Parents and Teachers of…

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  • How To Grow A School – MEA Central

    Once again, this year I had the “pleasure” of attending both the Labour & Conservative party conferences. If you’ve never been to these, think… ResearchED but with really expensive tickets,…

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  • The Wonder of Willingham…

    No, not THAT Willingham, for once – but Willingham Primary School in Cambridgeshire! We’ve been lucky enough to benefit before from the lessons they’ve learned in recent times – with…

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  • Lift-off in Lincolnshire

    I’m not a fan of early mornings, so it takes quite a lot to get me up really early. However, yesterday was one of those days where I was on…

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  • #StopSchoolShaming

    I’ve written before about the shameful phenomenon of school shaming. Some claim that it isn’t possible to shame a school, because it is a just a building or an institution,…

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  • It’s not just Michaela, it’s a movement…

    There was much (justified) excitement and debate around Michaela Community School’s first set of GCSEs. Given the challenges they’ve faced, to do so well is marvellous. We now have another…

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  • Assessment at Cottenham Primary School

    [This blog builds on previous ones about Cottenham Primary School – in particular this one about their curriculum journey. We’re very grateful to James Kilsby for taking to time to…

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