100 hour challenge

By |2011-01-28T15:00:00+00:00January 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Back in the depths of 2010 I attended a session in London for creative professionals working on the Creative Partnerships programme, part of which - and perhaps the most inspiring part judging by the actions of some attendees since - was run by teacher, social entrepreneur and digital knowall Ewan McIntosh, who challenged everyone in [...]

Removing barriers to literacy – a how to guide from Ofsted

By |2011-01-26T22:01:00+00:00January 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|

I thought for a couple of minutes before adding the word Ofsted into the subject line to this post, but concluded I'd be leading you under false pretenses if I drew you in with a catchy heading and then dropped Ofsted on you. So, in case you're not as enthusiastic about delving into Ofsted's research [...]

The national curriculum review – what do you think?

By |2011-01-23T22:35:00+00:00January 23rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

The DfE* has asked for our thoughts following the announcement of a review of the national curriculum. I thought I'd put down some of my initial thoughts here before submitting anything to the DfE. One key suggestion is the curriculum be slimmed down. I agree. My experience, and the experience of the many many teachers [...]