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The new inspection framework - time for a calculated risk?

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Professor Tim Brighouse encouraged many of us in our teaching careers to become protagonists of action research in every day practice, at a time perhaps when some might argue the constraints on providing a creative approach to the curriculum were even greater than they are today.

 

 

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When panic sets in, write a list

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Oh dear. I’ve done it again. I thought I had it all in hand but once again, have fallen short as the pace of time quickens exponentially between the remnants of those Christmas celebrations to today as we charge towards the end of the first quarter of the year.

 

 

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Do it for the children, not Ofsted

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

It’s a new year and with it comes a brand spanking new piece of shiny digital paper to kick things off. I may well have written that routine thought in my previous annual embarkation of a January blog, and the repetition of such draws irony not lost on this writer!

 

 

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2018 - More than just GDPR and Brexit

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Perhaps Jodie Whittaker might just about have crammed more in, but it truly feels like we’ve travelled faster and further over this last year than any previous time. So, 2018 draws to a conclusion, seemingly quicker than it approached at the back end of 2017.

 

 

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Game on - Ofsted making learning exciting again?

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Many of us will remember the Rose Review of the Primary Curriculum with a degree of fondness and excitement, as it embraced a creative and stimulating new way forward for the curriculum. I certainly did, and not just because “the primary curriculum also needs to give serious attention to building children’s capability with information technology.” (Sir Jim Roses’ introductory remarks to the Secretary of State).

 

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