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The Long Goodbye

“So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu” as the Inside Learning podcast bids farewell to listeners everywhere, and nowhere.  For reasons we discuss on the podcast, Matthew and I have decided that this will be the last one;  the archive will remain.  Thank you to fellow presenters, loyal listeners, former guests and friends for being with […]

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Ep 130: Six of the Best!

Well, here we are at the end of 2013 and it has been a good, if short year for Inside Learning. The education stories have been plentiful between Michael Gove’s continued dominance of the English scene and the constant dominance of the Curriculum for Excellence agenda North of the Tweed! Steve and I have continued […]

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Episode 115 Let’s dance!

“Sweden’s top free schools provider to close, in blow to Education Secretary Michael Gove”  Lewis Smith writing in the Independent: here “Phonics test ‘accurate but unnecessary” By Katherine Sellgren http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22783399 I-levels replace GCSEs: Gove’s great reform or another bemusing move? Warwick Mansell article and Richards Adams article  Libraries – the end of books as we […]

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Episode 113: Only fonicking!

Tonight we are joined in conversation by Louisa Hussey, Acting headteacher of Cropwell Bishop Primary School in Nottinghamshire, England.  Louisa  is a brilliant teacher and passionate about her job, as you can tell from the conversation we have about recent developments in English primary schools.  Phonics teaching features and Matthew reminds us about the old […]

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Episode 82: Apres Tigger

Catch up literacy programme for Primary school children discussed: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00211482/%C2%A310m-literacy-catch-up-programme-for-disadvantaged-pupils- Glow – IT Excellence group set up to review, Matthew is excited by the stellar, innovative line-up in this group.  Some of whom have appeared on this podcast  http://www.engageforeducation.org/2012/07/glow-schools-it-excellence-group-set-up/ We do a slight Gove detour around O levels and exam boards, enough said. A thumbs […]

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