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How to teach Chinese? Is England’s autonomous school system limiting innovation?

Toby Greany. During the early 1990s I lived in China for two years, where I taught English at JiangHan University in Wuhan. Not long before I left, a friend’s dad – a scary documentary film maker who had never given

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Birmingham’s ‘Trojan Horse’ saga: partnership and trust are what are needed now

Chris Husbands The inspection report is glowing: “This is an outstanding school… Teaching is outstanding overall… The curriculum is outstanding… Students behave exceptionally well in lessons…” In 2013, 75% of all its pupils attained five GCSEs grades A*-C including English

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If knowledge in education is sticky, how do we get it unstuck and flowing?

Chris Husbands The report of the Pearson/RSA Academies Commission has been published. I was one of the commissioners and – as I have blogged before – the Commission provided a fascinating opportunity to look closely at the English school system

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