Monthly Archives: February 2012

On your side: when does the tutoring stop?

Recent news reports of university students employing coaches or tutors to help them knock their large quantities of undigested research into presentable essays and dissertations ring alarm bells. The reports suggest that this might be okay for the kind of written work undergraduates have to produce routinely, but concern should surely be expressed if this… Read More »


It’s half term, and the phones really do go quiet, and there is a lot less email traffic.  Probably because quick holidays are being grabbed not just by personnel in our schools, but also by everyone else we work with – in Government and in other Associations – because their families also have half term. … Read More »

Nearly half term

Where do the weeks go?  In a blur in January with the two conferences and – for me – a trip to see a school in Belgium also.  But a good couple of weeks for press coverage – wonderful to get a ‘side-swipe’ in an article in the Arts pages of The Times, reflecting that… Read More »