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Maths & English

This thought came out of the table discussion amongst Primary and Secondary teachers. Other subjects deemed less important than Maths & English are being squeezed (and in some cases squeezed out) of the learning landscape.

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Feedback…

This thought was mentioned a couple of times. The context of course, was how teachers could provide quick and positive feedback on students work. A subtext to this thought was also provided by a student at the Maker’s Academy – where they review the curriculum every month, depending on both student and employer feedback – ensuring that graduates were best place to get jobs in the tech industry.

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Death of the Saturday Job

What did you learn from your Saturday Job? I used to pick potatoes for my uncle – which taught me some valuable things about work (and how to throw a potato…)

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School and Work

Following some table discussions, this thought emerged about the gap between school and work – and how learning and earning should ideally overlap.

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There’s work, Jim…

This was a throw-away comment I really liked from Jim Knight, when thinking about the future jobs that will exist in the future (and those that won’t…)

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Work Experience

This was a comment by Jamie Dunn which resonated with me. Surely there are better ways to give young people an experience of work?

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Social Ties

I really enjoyed listening to George the Poet talk about social ties within the community he grew up – both good and not so good…

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