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The Fundamental Reasons Why Grammar Schools Are the Reserve of the Middle Class

Justine Greening, the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Education has just announced that she wants new grammar schools to serve “ordinary families.” That is, families where the household income is below £33 000. Speaking at St Mary’s University in London this week, Ms Greening did not offer any explanation of how this could be … Continue reading The Fundamental Reasons Why Grammar Schools Are the Reserve of the Middle Class

Seven Reasons Why You Really Need to Start Getting Enough Sleep

The reasons why we need to get a good night’s sleep are well grounded in science. All the same, we keep on working late into the night or ignoring the lifestyle changes we need to start conquering the 3am monkey mind. As if you needed reminding, here are the reasons why you really need to … Continue reading Seven Reasons Why You Really Need to Start Getting Enough Sleep

Duvet Days for Teachers – Workload Solution or Sticking Plaster

Something is happening to teacher workload. Could the sixty hour weeks be coming to an end? Hands up, who had a Christmas shopping day last December? Who now gets a duvet day every term? Schools are now waking up to the fact that they need to act on teacher workload. So long as they do … Continue reading Duvet Days for Teachers – Workload Solution or Sticking Plaster