From the daily archives:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ray North’s Voting Disaster!

May 3, 2012

I have to make this confession dear reader. I’ve had a bit of a disaster. It’s polling day. So, after I’d had my tea and the little North’s were safely tucked up in bed, I took myself off to my local Church Hall to fulfil my democratic responsibility. I give my name to the nice […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: Damsels In Distress

May 3, 2012

Film is a visual medium.  Its greatest practitioners have almost always told stories through camera, lighting and editing.   Many would say Hollywood cinema peaked in the  late 1920s, when silent cinema was at its most developed and the best directors (Frank Borzage, FW Murnau, King Vidor etc) were able to construct poetic universal narratives with […]

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Performance Related Pay for Teachers – Another Bad Idea!

May 3, 2012

This week the Education Select Committee published its nattily titled report into teaching: Great Teachers: Attracting, training, retaining the best? I confess, that I’ve only skim read most of it, and, it’s true there are certain things in there that are eminently sensible and which no right minded person could oppose – however, also, slap […]

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