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Whiteboard jungle: how can we help teenagers navigate adolescence?

IOE Events. The debates are back for 2020 and this time we took a look at the teenage years, asking What if… the world really did revolve around teenagers?.  As far back as Socrates, adolescents were marked out and criticized by

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How can we create a ‘socially just’ school system?

IOE Events. For some time, political rhetoric has focused on social mobility and the need to enable individuals to ‘fulfil their potential’ regardless of their background. But now social justice seems to have taken over as the new underpinning principle for public policy.   The problem

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The early years – moving beyond ‘splashes of colour here and there’

IOE Events. Our latest IOE debate looked at the start of the educational journey – the early years. What would we need to do in order to secure world-leading early years provision? The answer from our panel is one that

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Fair access: are comprehensive universities the answer?

IOE Events. For our latest debate we moved further down the education pipeline, to higher education. We wanted to look at why the pace of progress in widening access across our universities has felt so slow. We were inspired by

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Taking back control of school accountability

IOE events. This month our What if…? debate tackled a reoccurring theme from the series – how we hold schools to account and the impact that has on how schools are run and what they provide for their pupils. This issue

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