A grand day out at Wellington

A quick run down of the Wellington ‘Festival of Education’ that took place last week.

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On Thursday Andy Tharby and I were fortunate enough to spend the day at Wellington College, soaking up all that their annual ‘Festival of Education’ had to offer.  We had a great day – here are some of the key messages.

“We are committed to consistent improvement and spreading excellence”

Nicky Morgan

The Secretary of State opened the festival, telling us about the importance of academic rigour for all, the importance of character traits and how she wanted to ‘unleash the greatness in the system’ by us all taking responsibility and collaborating, so that the best schools can extend their reach and influence.

I doubt many teachers would argue against any of these intentions.  In fact, that’s what we do as a profession day in, day out.  It just becomes very difficult to do so when faced when reduced budgets, a massive recruitment crisis, a narrowing curriculum and high…

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