Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Bit Frustrating

Watching my child slosh paint with absorption on an outdoor table last summer, a neighbour who also has a young child commented that in her view there were two types of person; those who follow instructions, and those who improvise. … Continue reading

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Stupid parents

There’s a thread on Mumsnet which asks something like “Do you know a school rated Outstanding that isn’t?” It’s a timely reminder that Ofsted reports are not gospel and should never be treated as such; barely “satisfactory” schools can suit … Continue reading

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Michael in the inner-city

There’s a north London primary school, apparently, which is being forced by the Department of Education to convert to academy status against the will of parents and teachers, despite its local popularity as it stands. In the grand scheme of … Continue reading

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