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The LCD Route to the Current Mess #SaturdayThunk

The lowest common denominator (LCD) is useful in mathematics when looking to add, subtract or order fractions.  Alternatively, it can be used as a phrase to indicate what a disparate group has in common.  In the educational world I sometimes think the LCD is a combination of wanting the very best for our children and young people which is then undermined by our other LCD – a fundamental lack of trust in each other. Continue reading

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Fairer Funding: Your Job May Depend On It? #SaturdayThunk

The ASCL line about fairer funding being about equity but also sufficiency is spot on.  Whilst the whole topic may appear rather dry to some people your job may depend on the outcome of the discussions; quite literally. Continue reading

Homework: A La Carte or Fixed Menu? #SaturdayThunk

“Homework for infants should be done entirely at their parents’ discretion” wrote Justine Roberts the founder of Mumsnet in a TES article this week.  Primary schools are great at setting homework that engages parents or on occasion is actually done by the over eager or guilt ridden parent.  Hit secondary school and the mixed fayre continues between the profoundly challenging and the profound waste of time, for both pupils and teachers, homework. Continue reading

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