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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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Partnering for success makes difficult decisions easier, surely?

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

This month, I’m taking a few minutes to reflect on the first conference collaboration between Birmingham Education Partnership or BEP as we all know it, Services for Education and Link2ICT. If like me, you were bowled over by the calibre of keynotes on day one of Learning to Shape Birmingham - and I know the majority of attendees were, hopefully you are still managing to grab a few snatched moments to reflect on the leadership lessons delivered on that day.

 

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Blink and you'll miss it

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Summer. Well, we didn’t actually, did we – blink and miss it? The sun shone and shone, albeit most of the time school was still in action. But a summer we had for sure. And here we are again, already a few weeks into the first term of the new academic year. New challenges already embraced, some yet to be identified and maybe a few we could well do without! That’s life.

 

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Don’t be fooled

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Don’t be fooled – banning mobiles doesn’t mean the end of technology when improving outcomes in our classrooms.


You kind of expected me to write that. But with the growing calls to ban mobile phones in schools from government, Ofsted and indeed many teachers, headteachers and parents, makes this possibility increasingly likely.

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