Post Covid-19: A New Education Paradigm

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The National Education Union has announced its own “Five Tests” that need to be passed before educational establishments are re-opened – mirroring the health secretary’s tests for the end of this lockdown. https://neu.org.uk/neu-five-tests-government-schools-can-re-open They are: Reduced numbers of Covid-19 cases … Continue reading

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Action Now for Post-Covid Education

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It shouldn’t take a pandemic for us to reconsider the purpose of education. It didn’t take a pandemic for many of us to reconsider the purpose of education. Those of us who’ve been unhappy and sometimes apoplectic about the direction … Continue reading

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Home Educating: Thought for the Day

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Homeschooling or home educating? There’s a few messages doing the rounds on social media regarding “home educating”. Another one says, Contrast this with the comments of a headteacher on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. We’re not going to name … Continue reading

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New Decade, New Year, New Start

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Entering these roaring twenties the state of our health and wellbeing must be of the utmost importance to one and all. Collectively, we need to promote and value our wellbeing – particularly in our schools and our communities where age … Continue reading

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It’s RSE Day

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Today is the inaugural RSE Day. For many years we’ve been writing about the importance of Relationships and Sex Education, and how sadly devalued it has been. Times are changing and thankfully it has received its deserved statutory status. Here’s … Continue reading

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Universities’ Intransigence on Mental Health Issues: This has to Stop

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Today – 10th October – is World Mental Health Day. A proper understanding of wellbeing and mental health issues (and the support systems for young people) at many UK universities appears to be negligible. It’s a mess that needs to … Continue reading

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Towards a National Education Service: Part 2

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Below is part 2 of our response to the Labour Party’s Policy Consultation on Education. Comments welcome. ……………………………………. What should a National Education Service be for and what values should it and the draft charter embody?     What amendments, if … Continue reading

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