Post-16 education – a giant glitter globe? | Alison Birkinshaw

You are probably younger than me, but it is possible you remember just how magical those ‘glitter globes’ were in our youth.  I didn’t even know they were called glitter globes until I looked them up on the internet, but they were transformational.  A mundane plastic scene, to a seven year old girl with a bit of imagination, was transformed with a bit of a shake into a winter wonderland full of possibilities.

So what has all this to do with education you ask?  Well, it seems an apt metaphor to describe what is happening to post-16 education at the moment.  It feels as if we are in one…

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