Spring 2013

Is the future post-graduate?

By Michelle Nixon 26 October, 2013

In June the government called for tenders for new initial teacher education qualifications – “exemplary” qualifications to be delivered in partnership with schools. There are two rounds with funding for…

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The good soil

By Michelle Nixon 26 October, 2013

Make sure it’s fun, accessible and edible! Involve the children from the start in the whole cycle – planting, weeding, caring for plants, farming produce and harvesting seeds for next…

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Make the most of a faster network

By Diana Clement 26 October, 2013

The Network for Learning (N4L) will start offering “free” ultrafast broadband (UFB) before the end of this year. The Ministry of Education is funding the package that includes access to…

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Kids' experiences leave long-term scars

By Jane Blaikie 26 October, 2013

He might not be superman, but Jonathan Boston is everywhere in the current debate on child poverty. He speaks out in public with as much passion as a professor can…

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Support staff aim high

By Jane Blaikie 26 October, 2013

Support staff head into this year’s bargaining with a call for sweeping changes to their collective agreement. They want recognition for their pivotal role in schools, a career path, better…

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Licence to print money?

By Jane Blaikie 26 October, 2013

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then the system of school interventions designed to help in times of trouble is going bad with the best will…

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Modern babies

By Jane Blaikie 26 October, 2013

Teachers at a centre weren’t surprised recently when a nine-month-old baby arrived for her first day with a report from her previous centre, in the UK, outlining her learning achievements…

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