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11th September 2015 at 01:00

My subject is the benefits of change

Congratulations on the excellent “The school that gave up teaching subjects” (Professional, 4 September).

Many will argue that, with assessment and league tables based on performance in the so-called “basic” subjects, it is difficult to move away from the traditional, teacher-led subject curriculum. The pioneers, like Great Torrington School in Devon, must show the way. This school, and others like it, prove that children will learn enough to do well in the traditional assessments. More importantly, they will also learn that learning is fun. Great Torrington proves this. It is now up to others to follow suit.

Frederick Sandall

Retired headteacher

Short and tweet

Eco group meet in Mr Davidson’s Room (24B) today. We will be waging war against thistles in what will become the school veg garden.

@ArbroathAcad

It’s OK that I’m watching @magicmikemovie while marking homework, right? #teacherprobs

@cmkbda

Remember when we all had junk drawers? Now that’s our desktop folder.

@QuiltingMuriel

Heated discussion in an inspiring lecture this morning. Never a dull moment! #StrathPGDE

@hannahrosef1990

That moment you realise you’ve left your laptop charger at a school you’ve just visited. @informed_edu

P5 boy went from mute resistance to crafting a lengthy and fluent piece of writing, then asking to take it home to finish. #PedagooFriday

@KarDoh

@fluffyguy [comedian Gabriel Iglesias], you’re hilarious. I’m competing against my PE teacher to see who gets the most famous follower. Follow, please? @cuellaa449

With 4 million refugees and 750,000 children growing up without school, Syria will haunt the world geopolitically for a generation.

@harikunzru

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