Tag Archives: British Values

Human Rights, British Rights: Are they different?

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Yesterday was World Human Rights Day. It was a day to pause and think about human rights and their importance for wellbeing. The complexity and also the simplicity of the UN Declaration of Human Rights warrants further consideration. On one … 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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Ofsted and Personal Development Judgement

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The latest Ofsted Framework has been released ready for use in September. There are some significant changes, particularly regarding the limiting judgement of “Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436039/School_inspection_handbook_from_September_2015.pdf It is this section that we are writing about today. The … Continue reading

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Inequality of Wellbeing: Will Nicky Morgan now pay attention?

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Are Britain’s children and young people mentally and emotionally healthy? How important is their mental health and wellbeing to their long-term life satisfaction? There’s an obvious response to these questions. Vitally important, and more important than anything else. More important, … Continue reading

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Education Pledges from the Political Parties

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There’s a useful website that may help you decide which political party you’ll vote for in the General Election. https://voteforpolicies.org.uk/ The fact that it anonymises a series of political statements, so that you don’t know which party each statement comes … Continue reading

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British Values and SMSC: The Department for Education Getting it Wrong

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The seriousness of the Department for Education’s latest “guidance” document cannot be overstated. At the end of November 2014, presumably following recent Ofsted reports in Tower Hamlets and the Trojan Horse debacle in Birmingham –as well as the government’s insistence … Continue reading

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Tower Hamlets, Ofsted and Need for Change

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Ofsted was back in the news over the weekend due to its inspection of certain schools in Tower Hamlets that had previously been judged as “outstanding”. Inspectors now “discover” that there are significant problems with safeguarding and potential threats of … Continue reading

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