Keep it simple when blogging for writing | 5sc1

This post explains how blogging for writing does not need a fancy space with lots of flashing lights, data and graphics.   A blog does not have to be a huge Cecil B Demille production that takes hours and hours to maintain. Used simply as a piece of paper that can be shared with the world makes it not only […]

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The problem with workload in a small school | Rob Butler

When I started my first teaching placement the leadership team was tiny, a teaching head and three (teaching) deputies. No extended leadership team and very few support staff. The exams officer was a teacher, the cover manager was a teacher, the pastoral team was made of teachers and the office was minimally staffed and yet the school functioned well.

Fast forward twenty years and the size of leadership teams has expanded well beyond this. A typical secondary school might have a head (possibly working with the CEO of a MAT), deputy heads, assistant heads, associate assistant heads and other…

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Stephen Hawking’s 1966 doctoral thesis made available for first time | admin

Cambridge University says Properties of Expanding Universes is already most-requested item in open access repository

Anyone in the world can now download and read the doctoral thesis of a 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate student, written in 1966; how many will fully understand Properties of Expanding Universes is another matter.

Stephen Hawking hopes that giving free access to his early work will inspire others, not just to think and learn but to share research. He said: “By making my PhD thesis open access, I hope to inspire people around the world to look up at the stars and not down…

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