Tag Archives: Mathematics

Talking tough on teacher standards

Rigour is a word that Michael Gove likes.  We are to have rigorous public exams, rigour in the teaching profession, a rigorous approach to school accountability, perhaps even the Department for Rigour. As Head of a leading independent school I … Continue reading

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Degree of success and the importance of Computer Science

As the cost of a university education rises, students want to know whether investing in a degree is worthwhile.  The answer is nearly always yes.  Irrespective of financial gains, a three or four year undergraduate course stimulates the mind, develops high … Continue reading

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As rare as hens’ teeth

There are many things Heads don’t like receiving including parental complaints and poor examination results, but high on the list will be letters of resignation from Maths, Physics and Economics teachers.  The reason is simple; the UK is running out … Continue reading

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