Tag Archives: human values

The Olympics and Life: Applauding Winners and “Losers”

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Where there are winners there are also losers. Is this really what humankind is all about? Last Saturday a young man by the name of Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah – ‘Mo’ to the majority of the world’s population – ran … Continue reading

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SPaG tests and writing objectives for 11 year olds

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In our previous post we set out the objectives for children’s writing by the age of 7, as outlined in a booklet written by Her Majesty’s Inspectors in the Curriculum Matters series. Our aim is to compare and contrast what … 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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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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Enough of these school killings – prevention is better than cure

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Here is the news. “A 16-year-old boy has died from his injuries following a stabbing at a school in Aberdeen” The Guardian, today. “Sweden school attack: horror as sword attacker kills teacher and pupil” The Guardian, 22nd October October 1st … Continue reading

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Hiroshima

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Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft. It claimed the lives of at least 140,000 people in the city. A ceremony, attended by PM … Continue reading

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