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10 years on: why we still need better sex education for the digital world

  Jessica Ringrose with Amelia Jenkinson and Sophie Whitehead of Sexplain.  Last month new guidance  for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education for England was put out for consultation by the Department for Education. This draft statutory guidance is intended

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More British children are learning Mandarin Chinese – but an increase in qualified teachers is urgently needed

Mandarin Chinese: coming to a school near you soon? shutterstock Katharine Carruthers. Mandarin Chinese is seen as being of increasing strategic importance, and in recent years there’s been a growing number of students taking up the language in schools across

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Remembering the Holocaust: a school’s story of compassion and connection

George Croxford.   The Wiltshire market town of Wootton Bassett is no stranger to remembrance and commemoration. Paying our respects, pausing to remember, to learn and show solidarity with those who grieve or suffer is perhaps what most people know

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Ofsted has turned our attention back to what makes a good curriculum. We now need better answers

 John White. Ofsted has begun consulting on a revised draft inspection framework. The inspectorate wants to move away from an over-reliance on results and to focus on how these have been achieved – ‘whether they are the result of broad

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A word to the wise: what does it mean to be an educated school-leaver?

  IOE Events. Through our What if… debates we have endeavoured to tackle the big, longstanding debates in education. This month we took on perhaps the biggest of them all: ‘knowledge vs skills’. Recent commentaries have brought greater nuance to the

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