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Gardening time

LBO  May 2016 Today was apparently National Naked Gardening Day.  I did mow the lawn in the sunshine but that…

Pupil Premium May 2016

LBO May 2016 OFSTED Regional Director Andrew Cook’s piece (LBO, 1 March, “Schools letting down poorer students”) raises important points…

Berlin and beyond

LBO  March 2016 As Samuel Johnson did not say, “When one is tired of travel, one is tired of life”. …

Students come first

LBO  Feb 2016 A national newspaper recently ran a front page “story” expressing unconfined outrage that this Summer’s school exam…

New Year resolutions

LBO  Jan 2016 Christmas may feel like it was a long time ago already.  But I hope your Christmas was…

Isolation

LBO  Dec 2015 I do not live in Leighton Buzzard.  I am sure it is a lovely place to live…

Sir, why are we learning this?

LBO  Nov 2015 The half-term finished with a fascinating visit to BEAerospace in Grovebury Road.  In recognition of the company’s…

Learning from each other

LBO Oct 2015 Like me you may have enjoyed the TV series bringing Chinese teaching methods into a Hampshire school. …

Smart phone generation

LBO July 2015 It can feel that increasingly my age is starting to “get in the way”.  Never an issue…