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Durand: A triumph of educational reason

NB: This post is by Tim Hewish, Steve’s researcher. I was delighted to learn that the Durand Academy has been successful in its request to set up a free boarding school for acutely underprivileged children in Stockwell, South London. When Steve and I visited back in January, we were greatly encouraged by the transformational work all the teachers and staff were doing at Durand. Their passion was rooted in traditional principles of hard work, meritocracy and discipline. They were not […]

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My reflections on our visit to Durand Academy

N.B. The author is Tim Hewish – my Parliamentary Researcher. We have just returned this afternoon having visited the Durand Academy in South London. Researchers spend much of their time reading and studying policy, some policies better than others, but we often do not get to see the practical implementations.Therefore, it was a privilege to see firsthand how the Academy system is flourishing under the stewardship of Director, Greg Martin. I was struck initially by the neighbourhood. Let’s not try […]

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Visited the Durand Academy this morning

This morning, I visited the Durand Academy with my researcher Tim, meeting the inspiring director, Greg Martin. Their philosophy is simple: At Durand we believe that where you send your child to school will be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Our commitment to you is that every child that comes through our doors, no matter what their background or ability, is given the very best start in life. There is much else to say: I have […]

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