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[30 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 3,408 views]
Chief Scout and adventurer Bear Grylls backs school that says: ‘Be prepared… for failure’

Mail on Sunday
 TV presenter Bear Grylls has backed a school’s programme to make children learn to deal with failure. A school that has introduced ‘lessons’ in failure to test the perseverance of children has been backed by Chief Scout and TV adventurer Bear Grylls.
Pupils at the independent Perse School in Cambridge are being challenged with physical and academic tasks that teachers do not expect them to achieve.
Ed Elliot, head of the £13,647-a-year school, said seeing ‘failure as your friend’ helped children to learn from their mistakes.
The activities for the pupils …

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[23 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 1,080 views]
Exam seminars ‘should be filmed’ in Ofqual crackdown

Exam seminars staged to help teachers boost pupils’ GCSE and A-level results face being routinely videoed under new rules designed to..

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[6 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 2,330 views]
Sacre bleu! So I’ll have no homework at all?

UK campaigners welcome French president’s ban plan. They are famous for their 35-hour working weeks and long lunch breaks dripping