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Religious hyperbole

June 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Religious hyperbole · Life

The Brighton Argus had a story the other day about a school, or rather the chair of governors of a school, complaining about religious education not being a core subject – using words like ‘shock’, ‘horror’ and ‘outrage’. This being the Argus, he gets a right shoeing in the comments. This is my favourite: Christianity! […]

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Black boys rape our young girls?

March 1st, 2011 · 5 Comments · Politics

There is a bit of a stink over a supply teacher in a Crawley school allegedly using a dubious mnemonic to teach the colour coding of resistors.  The teaching method in question is a device for remembering the colour sequence black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, grey, white by using the catchy phrase […]

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BNP governor or not?

January 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Politics

It should be possible to find out information about school governors on either a school’s website or the local education authority’s website, but I am having trouble digging out information about Three Bridges Junior School’s governors.  Maybe I am losing my touch. The reason I was trying to look up governors is this:  I was […]

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Three cheers for (some of) the Lib Dems

December 9th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Politics

Faced with a choice to sell out or cop out, these 21 Lib Dem MPs opted to stand out and vote the way they said they would before the election.  They are still Lib Dems, but at least they have escaped with a bit of dignity and integrity. The other 36 didn’t and deserve what […]

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The A level results

August 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Life

The annual ritual of observing how, if the newspaper photographs are to be believed, only girls do A levels, has been observed in the Skuds household again this year, but in a less detached manner since our girl was waiting for her results.  The good news is that she got the results she needed to […]

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Open minds

March 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Politics

With a general election fast approaching – probably only 47 days away – the trickle of invitations is starting for various events.  By the time it is all over there will have been hustings, Q&A sessions, interviews and all sorts of things.  I still find it hard to adjust to the idea that there will […]

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Busy week so far

March 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Busy week so far · Life, Politics

Is it only Tuesday?  The week seems old already, because ther has been a lot going on.  Yesterday I went out to a gathering of lefties at an informal meeting of the local UAF, but with the news about Laura’s retirement being fresh there was a lot of gossip and speculation before we got down […]

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Keep it in the family

September 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Keep it in the family · Politics

Am I alone in feeling a bit uneasy and suspicious of home education and thinking it is not something to celebrate?

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Collyer’s Politics Society

February 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Politics

After work today I rushed over to Collyer’s, a school in Horsham, to meet with their politics society.  Very interesting.  I might write more about it, but probably not here:   the amount of politics on this site has been getting lower and it is likely to get lower still because I have found a new […]

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In the firing line: teachers

February 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on In the firing line: teachers · Politics

Why should teachers worry about a future Tory government?   Some of the answers are here in an article written by George Bridges, who used to be David Cameron’s campaign director, entitled “Time to crush the National Union of Teachers”.

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