Do we want all children to reach their potential?

Much education policy of late has been based on “all children reaching their potential” and it’s definitely a phrase I’ve used. This article by Prof Danny Dorling made me think about the underlying implications of it and why “to help all children do well and learn without being restricted by our expectations” might be a far better aspiration.

Well worth a read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jul/22/education-policy-childrens-potential?CMP=twt_gu

Be wary of paid governors and data

Today the head of Ofsted, Michael Wilshaw, will announce the new school data dashboards and suggest that some governors should be paid to improve performance and efficiency. Whilst the attention being given to governance is to be welcomed, I think we should not forget why we have governors in the first place.

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