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University for all

This August I was asked to contribute a short piece for our local newspaper, the Newham Recorder, as part of a debate about the benefits of a university education. I did my best to summarise the case in 220 words … Continue reading

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Walking the Circle Line

On Saturday 21st November, a group of students and staff from Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is walking the entire length of the London Underground’s (inner) Circle Line over ground to raise money to help NewVIc students join some amazing … Continue reading

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Unlimited potential (part 2)

Unlimited potential (part 2) Part 2 of my chapter from The ins and outs of selective secondary schools (Civitas, March 2015) 5. Selection at 16 and beyond There is a strong case for extending the comprehensive ideal beyond 16, even … Continue reading

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Sixth forms working together against the tide

Opening speech to the Sharing Good Practice conference at St.Angela’s school, Stratford, 4th June 2014. We are all here today because we are committed to providing the best possible educational opportunities to young people aged 16-18 and because we think … Continue reading

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