Category Archives: Education

All the Acronyms: ITI CPD in the UEA JPC

UEA was frequently observed in my day (doesn’t that make me sound old!) to stand for the University of Endless Acronyms, so it was a fitting venue for a CPD day with the ITI EARG (East Anglia Regional Group) on … Continue reading

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Twerking Lizards, Wizards and Creative Writing: Translators in Schools 2

Back in the summer I wrote about the Translators in Schools training I’ve been doing, so after that it was a case of going off to work out my own workshop with a mentor and another translator, and then just … Continue reading

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Oh-bla-di, oh-bla-da, life goes on

So, here we are. After all the fighting, protesting and general agitation, ideology has trumped evidence, justice and democracy. Cavell Primary and Nursery School is now The Edith Cavell Academy. We had one last protest yesterday morning but we’re not … Continue reading

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Cavell IEB’S Contempt for Parents Laid Bare

If there was ever any likelihood that the Interim Executive Board of Cavell Primary and Nursery School were acting in the school’s best interests, it surely disappeared today, when they published a document that amounted to little more than a … Continue reading

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It’s been a little bit crazy lately…

… which is why I still haven’t managed to get back into any kind of blogging rhythm. Sorry about that. The latest news is that the fight to stop our school being forced into becoming an academy has now been … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Education and Cavell

I was somewhat surprised and more than a little nervous to be asked by the local NUT rep if I’d speak at their strike rally this lunchtime. Having got my head round the idea though, I agreed to give it … Continue reading

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An Academy Order for Cavell but We Fight On!

A letter from Michael Gove was sent out this afternoon saying that he has made an academy order for Cavell to become an academy by 1st July. We are massively disappointed, but sadly not surpised, that the Department for Education have ignored the … Continue reading

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