Ofsted Inspection Framework: planning a well-intentioned, well implemented and impactful curriculum

Everywhere you look in the education world currently, it seems that discussion is centred around the forthcoming new Ofsted Framework. For many (including myself), the framework is a welcome change – an opportunity to put the what and why back at the heart of our teaching discussions and decisions. With the framework clearly centred on […]

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How well do you know Rudolph? Or, how the reindeer has adapted to its extreme environment

Reindeers in natural environment, Tromso region, Northern Norway

Reindeer aren’t just good at flying through the sky on Christmas Eve – they’re also incredibly well adapted to their extreme Arctic environment. Reindeer coats have two layers: a thick, woolly undercoat and a top layer of hollow hairs which keep the reindeer well insulated. The hollow hairs also help keep the reindeer afloat when […]

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