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Episode 157: Welsh Farrago

We are delighted to welcome back the campaigning Bill Boyd as the three musketeers return to the digital highway, cutting a swathe through education news items. A discussion on inspection, accountability and support sparked by Education Scotland: Education inspection and review consultation underway, link here What does the growth of the Khan academy signify? “The […]

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Episode 156: Sweet streams are made of this

Tonight Matthew and Steve chat post-referendum and discuss some current education topics: “Low-level classroom disruption hits learning, Ofsted warns” story from Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter, Link here, and “Heads reject Ofsted’s poor classroom behaviour claims” Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent link here   “Streaming ‘widens rich-poor achievement gap’” story from Hannah Richardson […]

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Episode 155: Schleicher liker

Matthew, Gillian and Steve chat about education news as nerves are jangling and we all think: bring on tomorrow! Amongst the chat we get round to stories about: “Teachers face shambles over school places” Andrew Denholm, Education Correspondent, The Herald, link here “Longer school days will help learning crisis in white working class children, DfE […]

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Episode 154: More Bragg then Elgar

We end tonight’s programme musing about the implications of the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum for education, and thinking back to Mike Russell’s guest appearance on this podcast. Before that we discuss the following education news: “Bigger classes for budget efficiency” article by Sean Coughlan, BBC News Education Correspondent, link  Based on a report commissioned by […]

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Episode 153: Out the magic door

Gillian, Steve, and Matthew enjoy a discussion of selected education news, and a question about educational leadership that has rant inducing potential. Inspired by Matthew, young people at Gillian’s school have started a podcast, the bug is spreading! Check out the Good Morning Ninjas here   What’s in your handbag? Who knows, who cares, but […]

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