Monthly Archives: August 2012

Could changing school holidays improve educational attainment?

In these cash strapped time heads need to identify low or no cost ways of improving pupil performance.  Unsurprisingly opportunities for educational gain without financial pain have been well scrutinised, and any that remain untouched do so because they are … Continue reading

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‘A’ level results – a genuine cause for celebration

I had hoped that the Olympics were turning Britain into a glass three quarters full nation.  Some of the reaction to today’s ‘A’ level results suggests we are already drifting back into our traditional glass half empty and probably cracked … Continue reading

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Models matter even more than medals

From an early age children learn by copying.  They emulate the conduct of adults and older children such that positive and negative role models can have a marked effect on behaviour.  Younger brothers and sisters will often look up to … Continue reading

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Money, schools and medals – a head’s view of the London Olympics

I have just returned from Australia where the natural order has been turned upside down.  Not a ‘whinging pom’ in ear shot, but lots of ‘ozzies’ whining about their country’s below par performance in the Olympics.  With Britain set to … Continue reading

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