Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review – A Principled view

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,200 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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What we can learn from other parents – Michael Rosen, Margaret Goldthorpe and Anne Atkins.

At the start of the Autumn Term 2014, the Guardian Newspaper ran an article on Michael Rosen, Poet, former children’s laureate, broadcaster and scourge of the Coalition government, to coincide with the publication of his latest book, Good Ideas: How to … Continue reading

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‘An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending upon the talent that rubs against it’ – Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694

As this Autumn term 2014 closes, it does so with newsletter, publications and reports galore for parents and pupils to read and enjoy.  Some of the creative writing in the Christmas edition of Scribblings is quite extraordinary, capturing in very … Continue reading

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A perfect storm is brewing…

A perfect storm is brewing within the Education community around English curriculum assessment, examination, marking and reporting. Michael Gove probably lost his job directly because of it, and his successor, Nicky Morgan is already in trouble over it with the … Continue reading

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