Wellbeing and Safeguarding : Education, Health and Safety

1. There’s no such thing as a GCSE or an A Level for Personal, Social and Health Education – therefore it’s regarded by many schools, parents, teachers and students as peripheral to the main business of schools, if indeed PSHE … Continue reading

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Wellbeing at Wellington……Where Else?

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The wellbeing of students at Wellington College is as important as their academic success, which is why Sir Anthony Seldon has invested so much in the development of the school’s “Eight Aptitudes”. “At Wellington, we do not ask: “how intelligent … Continue reading

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Neuroscience and the Importance of PSHE

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It’s not very often that neuroscience and PSHE are placed in the same sentence but it’s time to remedy that. The development of neuroscience, and the evidence of how the brain develops in adolescence, adds a strong case for the … Continue reading

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Festival of Education: Gove Speaks, 3Di Comments

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As promised, here are some bullet points from the Secretary of State for Education’s Q & A session at Wellington College. There was a brief two-way discussion between Michael Gove and Sir Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington College. (NB: This … Continue reading

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Festival of Education: The Politicians Speak

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The Festival of Education at Wellington gives those interested in education the opportunity to listen and speak to those who have determined policy over the decades. As previously reported, the first morning brought Kenneth Baker to the festival, with a … Continue reading

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Sir Michael Wilshaw’s Comprehension of the Comprehensive System

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Sir Michael Wilshaw’s speech at the opening of the Sunday Times Festival of Education was somewhat provocative and controversial. Whether this was a deliberate move on his part is debatable. What was clear was that there was inflammatory language used … Continue reading

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A Personal View of the Festival of Education, Wellington College

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Anyone who is interested in education and has never been to the “Sunday Times Festival of Education”, held at Wellington College, should seriously think about attending next year. There’s an extraordinary amount of speakers – practitioners, politicians and a few … Continue reading

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