Tag Archives: Gove

Is Michael Gove Lying to Us All?

There is no doubt about it: I have spent long enough ranting about both the internal and external inspection systems in schools.  I think prior readers will by now have realised, maybe even appreciated, my views on the whole disgraceful, … Continue reading

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High Expectations of Low-Achieving Kids. Gove & Abbott: The Odd Couple

Gove & Abbott: The Odd Couple Their eyes met across a crowded room. “..I’m in love!” declared the dashing male lead. On the opposite side of the room the lady fluttered her eyelashes and agreed with everything he said. ‘Men … 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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My first post for Backbencher, Feb 2013: Education: The DEbaccle

Education: The DEbaccle. The latest furore to engulf both the media and education worlds alike is the debacle of Michael Gove’s Ebacc scheme as well as changes to the GCSE system. This follows last year’s (widely accepted) ‘scandal’ surrounding the … Continue reading

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