Wellington Festival of Education 2015 was a great success for Sir Anthony Seldon, and remains the only educational event that is genuinely open to all for a reasonable subscription. Highlights included an excellent double act between Tony Little, head of Eton, and Eton's head of administration and technology, Percy Harrison - Eton can give a joke as well as take one - and Professor John Stein's excellent presentation of new evidence of brain development and dyslexia. Professor Stein's evidence of irregular development and distribution of large and small cells in the receptive areas for vision and sound, of genetic elements, and of of the influence of Omega 3 oils brings us close to a definitive picture of the condition, though of course none of these techniques are available in the normal course of assessment, which remains vulnerable to the factors identified by Professor Joe Elliot of Durham. Download 10.00 - John Stein
My presentation on French to Falkirk is here. Download French to Falkirk, Wellington 2015 The slides of writing are remarkable for pupils who have been learning for under six months, and pupil B has studied a further twenty pages of Le Petit Prince, looking for shared words, since last week.