I wrote to the DfE recently, pointing out that the largely urbanised model the Government continues to use in calculating school funding penalises schools and pupils in deprived rural areas, such as East Fenland in Cambridgeshire, to quote one example. Here we have the reply. I am relieved that switching energy providers and photocopier contracts… Continue reading DfE response about the schools national funding formula.
Like many people in day-to-day contact with schools, I was astonished to read the contents of the somewhat surreal Education Excellence Everywhere White Paper when it came out recently. However on reflection, I was not entirely surprised the Secretary of State had produced it. It was clearly an attempt to salvage something from the frenzied regime of her… Continue reading Fact-checking education policy for the Daily Telegraph
Kari’s curriculum debate is likely to be one of the hottest educational events of the summer. Education ‘hipster’ beards optional, apparently. See you in Helsinki.
A Curriculum Confrontation
A free, inspirational and up-lifting educational pop-up happening in the heart of Helsinki in the middle of the summer.
Three different learning models coming together to deliberately disrupt each other’s thinking. The potential outcome? An optimal curriculum to educate children for a changing world.
Finnish curriculum reform 2016
The Common Ground Curriculum for international schools
European School – From Early Education to Baccalaureate
The City of Helsinki – Phenomenal Helsinki – the joy of learning and doing together
DATE: Saturday, 15th of August, from 10.00 to 16.00.
TARGET POPULATION (150 – 180 places):
- Educational hipsters,
- The staff of the National Board of Education,
- Teachers/Directors/Parents/Students of the Finnish, European, and International schools
- Curriculum specialists
KEYNOTES (20 to 60 minutes each/English):
Kevin Bartlett (Director, International School of Brussels) is the Co-Designer and Co-Leader of two successful global…
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I like technology, I really do. At the age of 7 I was fiddling about with my Petite Junior Typewriter in my bedroom, trying to see how it worked. Then, if we fast forward, I can see myself at the age of about 10, looking at a ZX81 as it came out of its futuristic… Continue reading A response to Martha Lane Fox