Tag Archives: Life Lessons

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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The Educators, KIPP Schools and Multi-intelligent Approaches to Education

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BBC Radio Four’s “The Educators” returned this week with a trip to Harlem to interview Dave Levin, co-founder of the KIPP Charter schools in the USA. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ptw79 These schools were set up in economically deprived areas of the US with … Continue reading

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The Values and Virtues of Character Education

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Last week, thanks to @SurrealAnarchy on Twitter, we read this article by Robin Alexander on “Character Education”. http://www.consider-ed.org.uk/education-election-true-grit/ It’s a thoughtful article that resonates with much of what 3Di has said over many years about the importance of personal and … Continue reading

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A Reasoned Debate: Why PSHE Education MUST be Statutory

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PSHE and “Relationships and Sex Education” are continuously in the news. Take a look at the Guardian website today (24th March 2015) and there are no less than 5 articles which are specifically concerned with the wellbeing and personal/social development … Continue reading

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Consent, PSHE and a Curriculum for Life

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The PSHE Association has published a timely document to support the teaching of “consent” in Key Stages 3 and 4. This is in response to the Secretary of State for Education’s announcement that all schools should teach consent – as … 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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