Bill Scott

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  • Talking Scotland down?

    I see that Teach the Future has set out its policy asks for Scotland.  They broadly mirror the three English ones, but there's an additional ask of “Increased priority for sustainability in school inspections and publicly influencing educational rankings”.   As NAEE notes, the...

  • Dead white man’s clothes

    Who's doing any education about the baleful effects of the fast-fashion industry on the environment?  Not schools, it would seem, and not the industry either as they've a vested (pun not intended) interest in keeping shtum. Research shows that since...

  • Rebooting schools or booting politicians?

    I got this email the other day: Dear Friends,  As part of our new open conversation on #RebootingEducation, we are inviting you to join us for a virtual conversation with some of the most innovative voices working across education, on Thursday 18th...

  • Rendering sustainability visible

    I was struck by a message sent recently to the EAUC Mailbase: "Through a programme analysis I have shown that the majority of our college programmes include aspects that are easily linked to the UN SDGs targets in some shape...

  • How cold are you prepared to be next winter?

    Talk is cheap; wild rhetoric even cheaper.  Thus, talking green and making demands of other people are easy; it’s facing up to the implications of being green that’s hard.  We should all know this, and maybe we shall come to...

  • To be sold, a fine negro boy, ...

    JH Plumb quotes (p.159) the following advert from the Liverpool Chronicle (15 December 1768) in his England in the Eighteenth Century: a study of the development of English society (Pelican Books): “To be SOLD, A FINE NEGRO BOY, of about 4 feet...

  • Natural History GCSE consultation launch

    I attended the online launch of OCR’s consultation into creating a Natural History GCSE.  There were live inputs from Mary Colwell, whose idea it was, and from OCR's Jill Duffy and Tim Oates.   There was also a string of...