Our 4000 Weeks; the Fragility of Life

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It’s been a rollercoaster of couple of months in which the fragile nature of life has been brought to the fore. Listening to Andy Cope (@beingbrilliant) at the beginning of September, his thought provoking “from the moment we are born we have on aver..

Accountability, Ofsted and all that

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Reading time: 3 minutes. Relevant programme: SSAT’s peer review programme
Colin Logan, SSAT senior education lead, explores the implications of the NAHT commission report on how the school accountability framework can be strengthened and improved
T..

Coaching helps you to challenge yourself

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Reading time: 2 minutes. Relevant programme: SSAT Coaching
Nic Harrison, SSAT senior education lead, explains the paradox that an outsider’s expertise can put you more in control
School leadership is a hugely rewarding role which provides a profess..

Why do some children struggle with reading?

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Janet and bloody John! When I was about 7, my primary school teacher told my parents that I would probably never learn to read. Apparently, the suspicion was that I might be mentally subnormal. My mother wasn't having any of that. Although she h..

Top 10 tips for starting at university

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The new duvet cover has been bought, posters are packed, a favourite teddy has been sneaked in and the car boot is crammed full.
It's that time of year when young people are heading off to university for the first time.
We asked graduates and ol..

MSPs call for ‘halt’ to primary tests

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MSPs have defeated the Scottish government in a vote calling on ministers to “halt” national assessments for P1 pupils.
The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them.
Ministers insist th..