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Cooling the temperature

Extending school provision after ‘lockdown’ is not going to be quite as easy as it was made to sound just two weeks ago by the top man at Number 10. Today’s latest announcement of “the science” – leaning towards a cautious position – will reassure some, unsettle others. It may unfortunately unravel the hard work done by many with the […]

Crisis management: the art of the possible

The function of policy is to set out parameters within which operational delivery can reasonably be managed, sanctioned and supported. This week’s government announcements and DfE guidance have provoked something of a crisis for education, as a result of putting political gestures ahead of democratic process – and more problematically, ahead of any meaningful reality check. Pundits, bloggers and voices […]

Opening up a can of worms

With the Prime Minister’s familiar use of megaphone management at a safe distance from consequences over the weekend and the DfE hastily compiling a listing of can-do, should-do must-do theoretical guidelines, the education community is facing a problem. Schools have been publicly thrown down the professional gauntlet of opening up again “from” June 1st – and this of course is […]

Coop schools’ contribution to combatting CoVid19

Great to see the story of Coop Academy Manchester Science department contributing goggles and their technology staff working together to provide PPE to local surgeries and care home workers. Along with other coop school superstars around the country, school staff at CAM have been playing their part in supporting key workers – providing a place of safety for their children, […]

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