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Secret Teacher: My outstanding school felt like a results factory | Teacher Network | The Guardian

Visiting a number of schools around here which are considered outstanding I notice one common thread, a senior leadership team that thinks to be a good leader your staff have … Continue reading

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CSE: is your school about to introduce the new way.

This week I came across a school in Bedford who were starting to talk about Career Stage Expectations. The first thing they did, quite naturally, was to shorten the name to … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

How will #Government #Budget #Cuts affect your school? – Goldington Academy forecast to lose up to 4 teachers by 2020

This head teacher describes what’s happening in schools across the country. Bedford is no different. The figures may be different, but the outcome will be similar. You had better contact … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

#EU #Nationals, #friends and #colleagues in #Bedford take the fight to local #MP #RichardFuller. The reality is that their life in Bedford is under threat.

Today I received the email below, reports on a meeting which took place in Bedford last Thursday, 9th March 2017. I was unable to attend the meeting. I was at another … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

How will #Government #budget #cuts affect your school? – #Sharnbrook School forecast to lose 19 teachers to budget cuts by 2020

Sharnbrook School forecast to lose 19 teachers to budget cuts by 2020 This head teacher describes what’s happening in schools across country. Bedford is no different. The figures may be different. … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

A lot of people are involved before the victim feels the pain.

Austerity is an institutional thing. We all know it’s a Tory policy, a cover for cutting public services, wages and social support for the vulnerable. It’s also about redistributing the savings to … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hawkwind – Weymouth Pavilion 12th May 2017

If you want to see something created over years of live performance, then head to Weymouth Pavilion to see Hawkwind. Tickets on sale at Weymouth Pavilion website. A live performance … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

How my school is losing the battle with funding cuts – TES – a head teacher writes

Last March, a secondary headteacher took the brave step of opening his school’s finances to TES. Teachers and parents should be asking questions before it’s too late. Source: How my … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Secret Teacher: cutting staff numbers to save money is a dangerous game | Teacher Network | The Guardian

Management has decided that teachers won’t be replaced when they leave. We’re losing valuable skills and risking our most vulnerable pupils; we losing our most experienced teachers; and all this … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

How will #Government #budget #cuts affect your school? – #Wootton #Academy forecast to lose 9 teachers to budget cuts by 2020

Wootton Academy forecast to lose 9 teachers to budget cuts by 2020 This head teacher describes what’s happening in schools across the country. Bedford is no different. The figures may … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

#Dr Feelgood + The Reformers, #Esquires, #Bedford 17th March

DR. FEELGOOD + The Reformers 8pm, Friday 17th March, Bedford Esquires Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood are one of the most popular and exciting … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Everyone should be able to learn outside the classroom’

Education is about experiences, as well as books and lectures. Children need to learn about the natural world around them, and the best way to do that is through experience. … Continue reading

March 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

All the way to Tupton

On Thursday 16th Feb 2017 I found myself in Tupton, Derbyshire because, after the death of my grandfather in 1949, his step-daughter, Vera Roper (Nee Kirk), had contact with two sisters from … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Monsal Trail

Following the route of the old railway which ran through the dale, the Monsal Trail provides an ideal walking and cycling route. It has tunnels and a few reminders of the old … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

On the trail

  Having spent a comfortable night in the Monsal Head Hotel and ate a hearty breakfast, we set off into Monsal Dale, down the path at the front of the … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

With pensioners now disproportionately unlikely to be in poverty, is it time to vilify them like other groups?

I hear David Willetts, the Executive Chair of The Resolution Think Tank, on the radio this morning. He’s talking about pensioners and their incomes. Apparently pensioners now typically have higher incomes … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

A vote for a Westminster Politician is a vote for more failure, cunningly disguised as progress.

I listen to Jeremy Hunt talking on the radio about the NHS. He is calm, softly spoken, subdued. It s Friday 12th February. Jeremy does not make wild claims about how … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

#FoodDrunk, #Esquires, #Bedford

A brand new Street Food and Cider festival is coming to Bedford. And it comes with the added bonus of some amazing bands, artists and DJs! It’ll be landing on … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

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