Tough Young Teachers want R-E-S-P-E-C...

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This was an article that I originally wrote on 27 February 2014 and is another post that was included on the previous version of my edu blog. As I have pointed out previously, I will from time to time share some old posts that were quite well received. All I’m askin’ is for a little respect… Aretha […]

The Guardian University Guide 2016

Guardian league table has been released

The Guardian University Guide 2016 launched yesterday with the main league table appearing in today’s paper. According to the Guardian, the guide ranks universities according to a range of criteria including spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; and details what grades applicants need to get a place. Also detailed is a value-added score that compares students’ […]

The Merits of Merit

Merit cartoon short strip

This was an article that I originally wrote on 27 February 2014. As I have pointed out previously, I will from time to time share some old posts that were quite well received on the previous version of my edu blog. This week my heart soared when I read that three young boys from Newham were on […]

The next five years for education

Conservative Tory manifesto

With the election result now in, the next five years of government will be Conservative led. What does this mean for education? Well here I revisit the Tory manifesto to remind teachers, parents, students, and everybody else with an interest in education what is in store for the next parliament. Anything that was not originally […]

PwC drops A-level grades as criteria ...

Black PwC sign outside offices in London

Big four accountancy firm PwC will axe the UCAS tariff as an entry criteria for its graduate scheme, the company announced today. The UCAS points tariff will be scrapped for over 90 percent of PwC’s graduate and early identification roles. PwC is one of the UK’s largest graduate employers and had 17 applications for every role in its intake last […]

Wet Play

Boy writing in in the window fog formed from the rain outside and condensation

This was an article that I originally wrote on 14 January 2014. As I have pointed out previously, I will from time to time share some old posts that were quite well received on the previous version of my edu blog. Some of my worst playtimes at school were due to the rain. Whether it was […]

Manifesto launches: education

UK political party leaders, general election 2015

The 2015 general election has swung into action and all of the main parties have now launched their manifestos. Each one has its newest set of promises to break and some parties have claimed that the financing of those promises is watertight. Labour claims that its manifesto is fully costed, while the UK Independence Party (UKIP) says […]

Great Children’s Books

children's book, picture book

This was an article that I originally wrote on 1 August 2014. I will from time to time share old posts that were well received on the previous version of my edu blog. The images are all from Amazon. Earlier this week, for some unknown reason, I was googling picture books that I remember loving as a […]

Jeremy Clarkson is the news again

steak, Jeremy Clarkson, BBC, food

The BBC gave Jeremy Clarkson his marching orders today, or as the news has been described in other outlets, “his contract has not been renewed”. The whole story has been slightly tedious and while part of me felt like writing about Zayn Malik, I resisted, as the Jeremy Clarkson topic was a bigger media topic. Top Gear was by […]

Vice chancellor says 50% of schools l...

Brunel University, vice chancellor, Professor Julia Buckingham

Primary and secondary schools do not have the materials needed to provide good practical teaching, according to Brunel University’s vice chancellor, Julia Buckingham. Speaking at a roundtable discussion organised by the Daily Telegraph and BAE systems, she discussed the importance of inspiring young people to take science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. Professor Buckingham told the panel that Brunel was […]

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