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Blender education

by Cameron Wyllie. When I was about ten, my mother went through a phase of making chicken liver pate – very tasty and very simple. Cook the chicken livers till soft, then put them in a blender with butter, seasoning and a little bit of chicken stock. Blend. Easy-peasy. However, she tried the same thing …

It’s time for education to become the priority

by Cameron Wyllie. For the last three months the nation’s health, and specifically the well-being of the NHS has rightly been at the forefront of everyone’s mind. These times are unique – this is certainly the weirdest thing ever to happen to me – and we have all recalibrated our thinking. We have a new …

University Challenge – the real questions are harder

by Alice Gilchrist-Miller. While this may not be what we tell our parents, most young people value the social side of university life over the educational aspect of getting our degrees. Of course, this is not to say that students don’t appreciate the value of being able to attend university – when push comes to …

Damned Either Way

by Cameron Wyllie. I loved my career, but I am very glad I am not a teacher just now, particularly  that I am not a Head. I am also grateful that I am not a pupil, particularly one in P7 or in S6, missing their special summer terms, or indeed in any exam year, sitting …

Changing the score

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability”;[1]  an axiom, in the context of data, you’d think would either drive or inhibit progress. And you’d be right. This well-rehearsed paradox is playing out relentlessly in the context of the global pandemic and endeavours to disagree on which ‘science to follow’ in optimising our chances …

He had it Cummings?

WANTED: People keen to focus on research and real stuff. Serious message below. I just about know who Duncan Cummings is. Just as I was getting to grips with social media, headlines were eclipsed by another single-issue. In addition to returning interesting Google search results, Dominic Cummings if he does nothing else, he fascinates. Apparently. …

What the PM got wrong

We have just been treated to an address to the nation by Boris Johnston. He has been under pressure to move the country forward through this crisis and to give the people reassurance and hope. In this regard, he was justified in highlighting successes to date: the lockdown has protected the NHS; deaths have been …

Staff scheduling and rotas

Key providers need to continue to provide services to their service users. However, these services are impacted by two factors: measures to reduce the spread of the virus, for example isolation and social distancing; and changes to the service users qualifying to access the service, for example only children with key worker parents can access …