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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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Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough.

“The aim of education policy should be to provide the right education for every child. That for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough

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“The aim of education policy should be to ‘provide the right education for every child’. That ‘for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Wellbeing Statistics – The Tip of the Iceberg

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In this week’s Guardian there’s a damning article on the wellbeing of teachers in England. It reported that there were 3,750 cases of long-term sickness absence caused by stress last year, and that one in 83 teachers spent more than … Continue reading

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The Various Intelligences of the “Gifted” Child

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An interesting item about “gifted” children on BBC Woman’s Hour caught our attention this week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p058gr3d Tina Crawford spoke about her experiences as a parent of a child with a high IQ, who was experiencing unhappiness at school. Very academically … Continue reading

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Ofsted leaving La La Land

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With the appointment of Amanda Spielman as Chief Inspector is Ofsted finally emerging from La La Land? Is there at last an understanding that teaching to the test has caused catastrophic damage to many young people – both those who … Continue reading

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#Dear Justine: Helpful Hints – Part Two

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Here are some more thoughts from Twitter on what ought to be the priorities for the new Secretary of State for Education – Justine Greening. (See also our previous compilation of tweets using hashtag – #DearJustine.) https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/dear-justine-helpful-hints-part-one/ As we said … Continue reading

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