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What if Prince George turns out “as thick as a plank”? The issue of the ‘bottom 10%’

The future king of Great Britain arrived last week. Catapulted into an aristocratic world of wealth and privilege that most of us can only dream of. In this world, opulent palaces, Michelin-starred chefs, dressers, nannies, nursemaids and serving staff are … Continue reading

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More Great Expectations. Gove’s New National Curriculum: Garden Path or Right Track?

Gove’s New National Curriculum: Garden Path or Right Track? The six-week-holiday is fast-approaching and us teachers have some holiday reading to do. The new draft National Curriculum is OUT THERE, published last Monday (8th July) to be scrutinised, and critically … Continue reading

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The Creative Curriculum : Why Run Before You Can Walk?

“Mama said I was a dancer before I could walk. She said I began to sing long before I could talk”…so went the lyrics to the song ‘Thank You for the Music’ by seventies Swedish super-group, Abba. Lovely stuff and … Continue reading

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