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Not the statutory guidance but a signpost

OK so now my blog posts are like busses, wait for ages for one and two come along at once.  I can’t take any credit at all, but on the same day I post bemoaning the lack of new statutory guidance, the Government have published its reply to the sub committee for Education, Employment & […]

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BIS & Education Sub Committee report into CEIAG – A schools’ perspective

At a minute past midnight, sad creature that I am, I sat bleary eyed at my computer reading the long awaited report into CEIAG from the BIS & Education Committees sub committee.  There is a real mix of stuff in there, some of it good, some of it not so good, some of it likely […]

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University drop out rate increasing

The headlines in today’s Times shouts ‘More students dropping out of degrees” Today’s Schools Improvement News leads with a quote from Sir Les Ebdon the director of fair access to HE  “I am disappointed to see that the trend of improvement has not continued.” I’m not sure what improvement he’s referring to, quality of teaching, […]

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Ofsted aren’t interested in careers learning – September 2015 update

Back in April 2014  Leading Learner aka Stephen Tierney did the me singular honour of allowing me to be the first guest blog on his site.  Today I’d like to follow on from my comments in that blog, updated by the new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework & updated Schools Inspection Handbook in use from Sept […]

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They way we want (need) careers education to be. A roundup of current reports & thinking

In the first 2 blogs in this series, I’ve looked at what we mean by careers education in 2014 and what careers education currently is in schools in the UK.  This, the final part of my 3 part blog, looks at where the careers in schools wagon train is going. Hence a roundup of current […]

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Tug ‘O School Objectives – We have no pupil centred education A blog for #VQDay

I thought VQ Day would be a good day to highlight the dichotomy caused by linking school success with Russell Group applications and use of Pupil Premium data. Schools are under constant pressure to deliver results, which in turn drives their curriculum and priorities.  This post is not meant to be a detailed examination of […]

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