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“We’ll get ‘Shameless’ families out of bed and off to work in the morning”, says Blears | Mail Online

Wild interventionism: A crackdown on “Shameless” families could see state officials turning up at peoples homes to get them out of bed for work and make sure their children go to school. Communities Secretary Hazel Blears said the Government was prepared to take drastic steps to tackle a hardcore of workless neighbourhoods where no one has a proper job. via We’ll get “Shameless” families out of bed and off to work in the morning, says Blears | Mail Online. Which […]

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Ofsted’s new mission – to get rid of boring teachers

This is ridiculous. It should not need saying: Ofsted is to launch a crackdown on “boring” teaching in response to concerns that children’s behaviour is deteriorating because they are not being stimulated enough in class. … The inspectorate’s latest annual report, published in November, warned of “pedestrian” teaching in primary schools, and said pupils in secondary schools were too often set tasks that are not demanding enough of them. … Gilbert said: “People divorce teaching from behaviour. I think they […]

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