Monthly Archives: May 2013

We wish them well

Today we said goodbye to the Upper Sixth, who left in an emotional whirl of hugs, tears, laughter and ice cream. I always watch them go with a mix of pride, admiration and anticipation, knowing we have done our best … Continue reading

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Value for money in Higher Education

This week I read a typical British press headline: “Students Complain of ‘Poor Value for Money’: Almost one in three students at UK universities say their courses are not good value.” As so often in the media the glass is … Continue reading

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Manifesto for the marmite subject

‘What’s wrong with maths?’ – an important question and one being put to teachers, researchers and policymakers at a debate organised by Cambridge Assessment today. The Perse is one of three schools to have shared their experiences in a specially-commissioned short … Continue reading

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Michael Gove is right: We need 3D Teachers

“Next Up, It’s Sir on the Ukulele” ran the headline in The Sunday Telegraph as the paper gently poked fun at plans for teachers to take part in school variety shows with the comment, “It is difficult to know who … Continue reading

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