So now another World Cup has come and gone. Well done to Germany, who were clearly the best side. Arguably it was one of the best World Cups of all time, with record numbers of goals and end-to- end action. Germany beat Brazil 7-1, sending a whole nation into despair. Australia’s Tim Cahill’s volley against…

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In 1993 (although it feels more like 1893!), I had been teaching Biology for about 8 years, when I decided to take a Diploma in Management at Portsmouth University. It was a real eye-opener as I was the only person on the course who worked in Education. There were all sorts of people on the…

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  Striking Problems More than a fifth of England’s schools were closed on Thursday 10th July 2014 during a strike by the National Union of Teachers, according to government figures. The NUT said most schools had been completely or partially closed. Schools were closed across England and Wales. Many parents had to find emergency childcare…

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