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Storify of tweets from September 2015 LKMco/Policy First debate

We co-hosted Policy First’s September debate featuring Katherine Birbalsingh of Michaela Community School, Jonathan Clifton of the IPPR, Natasha Porter from Policy Exchange, Peter Henderson of the EEF and Jake Curtis of Jamie’s Farm. This is a storify of #Policy1st tweets from the evening. You can also find a blog of what  I would have said if I’d …

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Policy First Education Debate

I chaired a ridiculously fun and interesting debate last night at LKMco’s London home, The Ship of Adventures. It featured Katherine Birbalsingh of Michaela Community School, Jonathan Clifton of the IPPR, Natasha Porter from Policy Exchange, Peter Henderson of the EEF and Jake Curtis of Jamie’s Farm. As a chair you’re supposed to facilitative rather …

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So it’s not JUST teacher quality?

Thankfully, the argument over teacher quality seems to be making good headway with many (most?) people now recognising teacher quality as the most important factor in improving education. I have long argued in favour of this view but this article by Ellie Herman, an American charter school introduced a worthwhile caveat. My enthusiasm for Ellie’s article …

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Policy First 2010: Ethos and Culture in Schools in Challenging Circumstances

It is only by understanding the anatomy of school ethos and culture that we can successfully operate on it. “Current discussions about education reform miss out the crucial ingredient of ethos and culture” argues report editor Daisy Christodoulou in her introduction to “Ethos and Culture in Schools in Challenging Circumstances”, a Policy First report published …

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