Monthly Archives: March 2015

A funny thing happened in the Park the other day…

My sons live up in London, and as is the custom amongst families, we went to Sunday lunch with one the other week. Maidenhead to North London has its many traffic moments to enjoy, and what with Bristol City playing … Continue reading

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How best to make an Impact on a child’s learning – consistent, insistent, persistent application of the right approach.

One of the better independent commentators on Education matters I follow is the Teaching Times, an on-line journal for our industry, published by the Imaginative Minds Group, led by publisher Howard Sharron. In “Ofsted Is In Denial; Special Needs Do … Continue reading

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“Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.” Sir Terry Pratchett

I first came across Terry Pratchett’s writing in the mid 1980s, children’s books such as the Colour of Magic and the Carpet People. It was quite clear then that Terry (one of the few authors about whom I feel very … Continue reading

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“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.” – Henri Matisse

There has been a recent ‘epidemic’ of concern being expressed across our country that the nation as a whole is falling out of love with Art. ¬†Visitor numbers are falling at the National Gallery and the Tate, and ¬†and more … Continue reading

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