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This was not supposed to be aspirational: Our IQ levels are falling, and no one knows exactly why. But scientists largely agree on this: It's due to something in the environment, not to the presence of more people with less-than-stellar genes. For much of the 20th century, human intelligence steadily rose. James Flynn,...
The Department for Education (DfE) guidelines advise schools to stagger break times, as well as drop-off and pick-up times, to reduce the number of pupils moving around. Schools should also consider introducing one-way circulation, or placing a divider down the middle of corridors. The advice also suggests nurseries and schools should...
Dorset Council are advising all schools to close tomorrow. The amber weather warning has been escalated to a red warning for the South West, where national advice is for all persons to stay at home in affected areas. Dorset school transport for both Home to School and SEND will...
The University of Bristol as we know succumbed to a longstanding pro-Israel pressure campaign targeted at Professor David Miller, based on his important scholarship on Islamophobia. In 2019, Professor Miller gave a lecture on the ‘Five Pillars of Islamophobia’ as part of a module called ‘Harms of the Powerful’. Among...
Boris Johnson left red faced... again
At the 80th Meeting of SAGE on 11th February (1), SAGE recommended the phased reopening of schools. They said, “60. There are a number of uncertainties in the modelling including the potential network implications of reopening schools. A phased reopening would allow the effects to be assessed which would be particularly...
Dorset Council understands there are concerns about the future of St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School in Wimborne.  The future of the school is not Dorset Council’s decision but we are on hand to support families and understand their concerns. Cllr Andrew Parry, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and...
When my working class kin tell me that public school is a den of privilege and a free ticket to success, I sometimes tell them the odd tale from my time. It makes a lot of people but breaks quite a few too. In 1712 Queen Ann founded the Greenwich...
Boris Johnson is facing calls to close every school in England after an embarrassing government U-turn which means all primary schools in London will remain shut next week. A union leader claimed what was right for London was right for the rest of the country and called on ministers to...
This teacher sums up what tens of thousands of teachers are saying. Many, many schools do not have the classroom capacity already without throwing social distancing in to the mix. https://twitter.com/1kilroywashere/status/1277591664278884362?s=20 Penny Lane
It comes to something when a social media influencer is hijacking the minds of young boys and negatively impacting upon schools up and down the country. So much so they are having to build a response to his hate in to the curriculum. This Andrew Tate https://dorseteye.com/andrew-tate-the-man-destroyed-on-twitter-by-greta-thunberg/ And this school's response. Why is...