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The White Paper – Why ‘What Works’ is not so straightforward

Who could possibly argue with Nicky Morgan’s vision of education demonstrated in Educational Excellence Everywhere?… Educational excellence everywhere as a concept is a great vision. However there are some other shortcomings in Nicky Morgan’s vision of educational excellence about which I have seen little comment. Here are four…

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An ideological step too far

Secretary of State Nicky Morgan is reportedly looking to recruit the next head of Ofsted from the United States…When we consider the paragons across the pond who are reportedly being considered or wooed in Morgan’s search for Michael Wilshaw’s successor, mere ideology descends into dangerous folly…

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Bringing the teacher back in: Reconceptualising the school curriculum as jazz

…If we see the curriculum as jazz then we can see that there are guidelines given but that the teachers are encouraged to ‘own’ the processes and adapt the content, the presentation and the organisation as they see fit. In this way they can become curriculum ‘makers’ as well as curriculum ‘deliverers’.

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