How a small debt could cost a life

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A year ago music student Jessica Hurst, 25, was told her father had died at the age of 56. Then came the discovery that he had killed himself after getting into debt. As she explains here, it had begun as a relatively small debt for unpaid council ta..

New guidance on improving secondary science

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Today the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, designed to support secondary science teaching. Improving secondary science reviews the best available research to offer schools and teachers seven clear and act..

How music saved a failing school

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A primary school in a deprived part of Bradford has gone from failing school to success story. The transformation, it says, is down to a decision to rebuild its curriculum around music.
Adyan, who is nearly five, can barely stand still in the school..

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..

Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

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A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian.
Written the day after Annie Kenney was released from prison in Manchester in 1905, it is being claimed as the..