Archive for November 2013

Inequality: the elephant in the room

Inequality: the elephant in the room

  I recently participated in a professional development event in one of Edinburgh’s well-known private schools. The private school head spoke first. He was kind and courteous, proud of his school’s “inclusive” tradition of offering “foundation” places to the children of “fatherless bairns” (suitably amended for the […]

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Can you feed their hunger?

Can you feed their hunger?

One of the joys of being semi-retired is the time for other activities. Since retiring I have helped co-ordinate the annual book festival in our town. One task delegated to me as a former English teacher was organising the festival’s Young Writers’ Competition. After a first sift of the […]

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Brought to book

Brought to book

It’s that stressful time of year again.  Council budgets are being struck.  While schools will certainly be affected there is another sphere of local authority expenditure reductions which will impact directly on education. Moray Council has already agreed to close seven of its fifteen public libraries.

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