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Sir Michael Wilshaw, An Education Select Committee and Not Quite the Purpose of Education

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It’s sometimes sensible to wait a few days to respond to Sir Michael Wilshaw’s (SMW) comments on education. That way you avoid an instinctual fight or flight reaction. However, having spent some days reflecting on his recent meeting with the … Continue reading

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Action not Polemics

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This week is Children’s Mental Health Week – a time to focus our thoughts and actions on how well we are supporting our young people and their individual wellbeing. Of course, every week and every day should be  a time … 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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“Life Lessons”, Conclusions and Recommendations on the Purpose of PSHE and SRE

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This is the third of our posts on the “Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools” report from the House of Commons Education Select Committee. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmeduc/145/145.pdf Before we comment on the conclusions and recommendations (pages 54 -56), we need to … Continue reading

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“Life Lessons”, Personal & Social Development and the Rights of the Child

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Last week we reported on the Education Select Committee’s report “Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools”. This week, we’re commenting in greater detail on the recommendations and conclusions of this report. https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/life-lessons-education-select-committee-report-on-pshe-and-sre/ “Life Lessons” provides many powerful reasons for … Continue reading

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