Category Archives: innovation

A chance meeting, an old friend and a foray into alternative provision: Newlands Junior College

I was lucky yesterday to meet up with an old friend at Newlands Junior College – a unique, vocational provision for 14-16 year olds, housed in a former factory in Newlands in the south side of Glasgow.  It is an … Continue reading

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Researching Marginalised Groups Symposium

It’s been a while since my last post – embarrassingly long. Full time work and a hefty commute have eaten up any available time I had to do this, but in trying to sort out my notes from some recent conferences, … Continue reading

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Teaching Schools – an outsider’s (possibly flawed) impression

Earlier this week I attended a BELMAS event in London about teaching schools. It’s been a while since I‘ve been at an event like this and I really enjoyed it.  Why did I go? We often look across the border … Continue reading

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The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change

I attended the launch of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change last night at Glasgow University.It was an enjoyable event and the focus on disadvantage and research to challenge and change it is  both admirable and immense. Interesting questions from the audience laid out … Continue reading

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Professor David Hopkins on Learning Rounds at SCSSA

At the SCSSA national conference 2012 Professor David Hopkins explains the work he has done on Instructional Rounds in UK and Australian schools. A useful prelude to any school wishing to carry out a Learning Round: Prof Hopkins identifies a … Continue reading

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In March the NSW Government announced its blueprint for improving schooling.  The action plan includes raising entry requirements for teaching courses at universities and ensuring the quality of initial teacher education is regularly assessed.  This is a positive move. Attracting…

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Seth’s Blog: The curious imperative

Seth's Blog: The curious imperative. so true – ignorance can no longer be worn as a badge of honour. How many people have you come across who wear their technology badge proudly? As Seth says, the obligation has changed, it’s … Continue reading

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