Sunday, 19 February 2017

WHATEVER THE QUESTION, THE ANSWER ISN'T INSPECTION AND OFSTED!

Inspection and testing and OFSTED do not improve teaching and learning. If they did we would have a brilliant education system here in England since we are the most tested and observed school system on the planet... and the latest OECD/PISA evidence shows that we are still struggling to build brilliant teaching and learning. Clearly, we need to improve teaching and learning in every classroom and develop a coaching culture where practice and hard work builds success but you don't fatten the pig by constantly weighing it!! 

WE ALL NEED PURPOSE AND MEANING IN OUR LIVES!

"Devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something 
that gives you purpose and meaning."
Morrie Schwarz

I have been thinking this morning, dangerous I know, as I listened the news about all the schools in the country being converted to academies by September 2020.

Friday, 17 February 2017

A BETTER FUTURE TOGETHER: A Prospectus for Sheffield City Region!

I was at the launch of the Sheffield City Region vision this morning at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Park's Knowledge Centre. The session was introduced by Tony Peddar, Chair of Council, The University of Sheffield, Chair of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Convenor for SCRVision.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

IMPORTANT: Implications of labour market change for young people and schools/colleges.

Schools and the twenty-first century labour market: perspectives on structural change

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers) and Prue Huddleston (Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick).

EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT: WHAT WORKS!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

IMPORTANT STUFF: THE LATEST RESEARCH INTO EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT IN EDUCATION!

Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Policy and Research at the Education and Employers Taskforce, outlined the latest research into the impact and delivery of employer engagement in education, at the Careers and Enterprise Fund Community Launch at the Birmingham Science Museum.

CAREERS AND ENTERPRISE FUND COMMUNITY LAUNCH

Sarah Ward and I were at the Birmingham Science Museum on Thursday last week for the Careers and Enterprise Fund Community Launch which was an opportunity for organisations who had received support from the Careers and Enterprise Company to come together and network, share and learn.