Sainsbury’s in central Milton Keynes has just had a major refit of its non-food department (home, clothing, paper goods, etc). It is clearly not going anywhere soon.


And this from the company that makes such an effort to get its apostrophes in the correct place.

In the opposite corner of the supermarket is Explore Learning, one of those companies that puts children in front of computers in lieu of parental support and “boosts” them in English and Maths. I leave it to them to bring this howler to the supermarket’s attention, if, that is, they notice it.

About Huw Humphreys

I am a headteacher by profession, now working as an educational researcher, in the city of Milton Keynes, where I have been since April 2011. My work looks to make education effective for the whole child and keeps a distant relationship with the powers that be and their narrowing approach to education... but most of all I am looking to find out what it means to be both a follower of Jesus Christ and a passionate educator in the midst of an unsettled community. I am also a part time musician, amateur printmaker, part time linguist and lover of history and literature...committed both to freedom to learn and depth of learning for children. The views on this blog are all my own.

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  1. Janet Kingdon says:

    Unfortunately, I know a number of teachers of English who wouldn’t spot the problem either.

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