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Assessment Commission report: my top 5 points

By James Pembroke / July 31, 2015 / 13 Comments

The cat is out of the bag. This week the frustratingly overdue report from the Assessment Commission into assessment without levels was leaked via Warwick Mansell and it nearly broke twitter, such was the excitement over its contents. Keen to head the charge, I skimmed through it and tweeted some key points. But Harry Fletcher-Wood…

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The Progress Paradox

By James Pembroke / July 24, 2015 / 5 Comments

There is a radical concept in urban design known as shared space. It involves the removal of kerbs, street furniture, and painted lines in order to blur the boundaries between traffic and pedestrians. The idea is that if you merge the various zones of use in the urban environment – pavements, cycle lanes and roads…

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The Gift

By James Pembroke / July 16, 2015 / 6 Comments

We’re all knackered. You’ve all been teaching forever and I’ve visited approximately 1000 schools a week since I become self-employed last November. What I want to do right now is talk to my family, watch the Big Bang Theory, drink some beer and then sod off to France in a couple of weeks and go…

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