Tag Archives: compulsory education

Sir Philip Magnus School: The 1950s weekly games lessons appraised

I’ve written how I truly hated the weekly sports lessons on a previous occasion.* Summer was bad enough, with cricket and its incomprehensible rules. Winter was worse. Every week I waited, for the coach to turn up. Often I stood … Continue reading

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Home-schooling, the National Curriculum and yeshiva schools

Section 7 Duty of parents to secure education of children of compulsory school age – The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable— (a) to his age, ability and aptitude, … Continue reading


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A Dialect Now Seldom Heard

I dun’t bleedin ‘adam n eve it’ (believe it) Mr ‘truble- n- strife’ (Wife) Recons anuver ‘saucepan lid’s’ on the way (Kid) Always appens when I as a few ‘elephants ears’ (beers) It’s bang ‘Alan Boarder’ (out of order) It … Continue reading

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Be a Great Teacher

Shakespeare wrote ‘All the worlds a stage’* a thought that every teacher should embrace because: All teaching is acting. The teacher is also script writer, director, choreographer, stage- manager, producer, in- house psychologist/social worker and educator. Being a teacher is … Continue reading

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