Monthly Archives: November 2015

For the sake of Young People, Let’s Make a Clear Step Forward for SRE and PSHE

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With Sex and Relationships education (SRE), we often seem to take one step forward and two steps back, and still there’s confusion and a gross inconsistency in what children and young people are taught. According to the PSHE Association, the … Continue reading

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The Educators, KIPP Schools and Multi-intelligent Approaches to Education

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BBC Radio Four’s “The Educators” returned this week with a trip to Harlem to interview Dave Levin, co-founder of the KIPP Charter schools in the USA. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ptw79 These schools were set up in economically deprived areas of the US with … Continue reading

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British Values, Human Values, Ofsted and Fundamentalism

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When David Cameron stood in solidarity with Francois Hollande outside the Bataclan theatre in Paris was he thinking about the similarities or the differences between their personal and their countries’ sets of values? Are there any differences between French values … Continue reading

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Wellbeing in Schools: How many more have to suffer before we get our priorities right?

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Yesterday we found two stories from the Daily Mirror that may have escaped notice due to neither of them appearing on any news bulletin. One is about a reported increase in the number of calls to NSPCC’s ChildLine from frightened … Continue reading

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More on Talking with Children about Paris Attacks

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Our post yesterday considered the need to talk with young people about the atrocities in Paris, and about death generally. Other articles relating to this can be found on the internet – two of which may be helpful. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3321599/Terror-attacks-leave-parents-schools-tough-questions.html “It’s … Continue reading

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Talking With Children about Death and Loss

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Children are naturally inquisitive. They’re also naïve and innocent in the main. Yet they’re not ignorant and they’re not immune from the feelings and the anguish of others. The recent atrocities in Paris will probably not have escaped their notice, … Continue reading

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“#Equality4MentalHealth” : Support this new campaign

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Today, Equality 4 Mental Health has launched a petition to improve mental health and wellbeing services for people in the UK. This is a cross-party petition, headed by Norman Lamb, Andrew Mitchell, Alastair Campbell and Caroline Lucas for the Liberal … Continue reading

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