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In this blog we are posting news from around the network, reflections on general news items and other broad-ranging items of interest. Current contributors are Sightlines Initiative directors Robin Duckett, Liz Elders, Debi Keyte Hartland and Chris Merrick.
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Convenient Truths ..

Wednesday 18 November, Radio 4 Four Thought: Rachel Roberts talks eloquently on the importance of a democratic basis to education; and its do-ability.  

This was a very lively, upbeat, presentation, a call to action  in which she says (as we know) that 'it can be done'! An ex-pupil of Sands School, then teacher at a Leipzig Free School, and director of the Phoenix Trust, she now works with Queen Mary University of London enabling students from low-income backgrounds be given the trust to lead and deliver mini-consultancy projects for local businesses. And  ... it is not expensive ... and ... everyone wins! 

Link to the talk

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A rich and literate world of encounter, discovery and meaning-making ...

I've been discussing and developing the content for our November 28th Conference, focussing on Literacy and Meaning-Making in Early Childhood and Primary Education in Greenwich, London; we have a rich and exciting day in store! The programme, introductions, and suggestions for preparatory reading are now here .

http://www.sightlines-initiative.com/14-/185-conference-programme-reading-recommendations-november-2015.html

We look forward to hearing from our colleagues in Reggio Emila and the UK, and hope you will join us for this inspirational day.

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