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Undergirding and ESP

January 30, 2016

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About three years ago, in the middle of an SLT meeting, I used the word ‘undergird’ to describe how we needed to support staff. As is their wont, a couple of my colleagues reached for their smartphone to google (other search engines can be used) to check whether or not I had coined yet another […]

The Mysterious Resurrection of the Norwegian Blue National Strategies

January 10, 2016

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“I wish to register a complaint.” Thus begins the famous “Dead Parrot” sketch from the Monty Python team.¬† Well, I wish to take up the complaint because, like John Cleese’s Mr Praline character¬†in the sketch, I feel like someone keeps trying to sell me (and the education system generally) a dead parrot. In this instance […]