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“Creating a Culture” – A Report on Behaviour in Schools

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Tom Bennett, England’s “behaviour tsar”, has today published a report on behaviour in schools entitled “Creating a Culture – How school leaders can optimise behaviour”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/602487/Tom_Bennett_Independent_Review_of_Behaviour_in_Schools.pdf The report recommends Behaviour in schools should be tracked and collated through anonymised surveys. … Continue reading

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Another Look at Empathy, in an Era of Selfishness and Alternative Facts

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A recent Guardian headline:   Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again …   https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/19/think-empathy-makes-world-better-place-think-again   Well we’ve “thought again” and we DO think empathy makes the world a better place. As do many of those who … Continue reading

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2017: Action not Polemics – Déjà vu

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It’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2017, and we’re again disappointed to report that despite repeated calls for action regarding the increasingly poor mental health of our children and young people, effective policy change has not happened. Increase in funding?  – … Continue reading

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Educational Choices – Who Decides?

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‘Choice’ is a word that’s sadly missing from children’s education. So-called ‘creative’ subjects and arts subjects don’t feature in the ‘essential’ GCSEs prescribed by our politicians (though we know that many teachers of the subjects that are included in the … Continue reading

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, CentreForum and Comprehensive Education

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Earlier this month Sir Michael Wilshaw gave a speech at CentreForum – a charity that “develops evidence-based research to influence both national debate and policy making”. Wilshaw’s speech was largely focused on attainment and projected outcomes – as one would … Continue reading

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Creativity not Competition

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We’d intended to comment on an article in the Observer about the demise of creativity in the UK, particularly the impact of the EBacc on the Arts in education and how that might affect the general Arts scene of the … Continue reading

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Does our Education System Contravene the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?

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Does our education system contravene the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child? In theory, it may not do. In practice, it’s a different matter. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed in 1989 … Continue reading

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