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It’s half-term; do you know where your teacher is?

Karen Edge In my house, our teacher of importance is my partner. He is a late-entry, career-changing primary teacher in an inner-London school. As our son is still in nursery school, my partner remains the teacher-of-note in our family. He is OUR

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Risky business: Should headship in challenging schools come with a career warning?

Karen Edge The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) hosted their annual conference in London at the weekend. General Secretary Brian Lightman’s address has set the Internet abuzz with articles, tweets, retweets and blogs. Hundreds of individuals and media

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Reflections on London 2012: How Wiggins and Murray changed my toddler and my own thinking about legacy and educational research

Karen Edge This summer as London took center-stage for Olympic and Paralympic-related events, my family bucked the trend and stayed in London. As we broke our normal patterns in support of the seismic shift taking place in London, we worked

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Talkin’ ‘bout three generations: what does it mean for schools when Xs, Ys and Boomers mix?

Karen Edge People from the same generation tend to have some characteristics in common and, as a result, generational differences influence the daily lives of the organisations they work in. However, within education, rarely has a generational lens been used

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Generation X men and women: leading a school near you

Karen Edge Global Cities are diverse, vibrant hubs of innovation. They create new norms. This idea of a roster of powerful cities influencing global culture, economics, politics and infrastructure has inspired an annual ranking of Global Cities This ranking doesn’t

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