Changing schools to academies

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There has been much coverage in the news about the government making all schools into academies and the re-emergence of Grammar schools. Academy status means that schools as we know them now; overseen and funded by councils,  will instead have their funding go directly from the government to private bodies, independently of councils, and these... Read more »

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TEDx: A peek into the classroom of tomorrow

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Those of you that enjoy TEDx may have come across an interesting video by Louise-Amélie Cougnon from UC Louvain, who tells us how she sees the Classroom of Tomorrow. We are pleased to Louise-Amélie to share some of her ideas with us. Over to Louise-Amélie: I have always been tightly linked to education. I come from a family  of women... Read more »

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What’s your feeling about Primary testing?

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Concern has been raised again over the effect of school pressures on young children’s mental wellbeing, with particular reference to testing. Exam stress and self harm is something we would normally associate with teenagers not young children. But teaching staff are reporting that children as young as six are feeling the pressure and exhibiting stress and... Read more »

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An alternative to over-subscribed schools

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It’s a difficult and anxious time of year for parents wanting to secure school places for their children. One report says that the selection process has become increasingly complex as places in popular areas are over-subscribed. Another article suggests that because of this, children from poorer areas can often be the ones who miss out... Read more »

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Lego’s research into play based learning

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It may be a company with commercial interests but can Lego change the way we approach early education in this country? There was a very interesting piece in the press lately about the concerns the Lego Foundation have over the neglect of play-based learning. They are funding a research project to investigate its effect. Play... Read more »

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