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A Plea to Act Now – Again!

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As a parent, many things can keep you awake at night: Your child not attaining an A-C pass at Maths GCSE Your child self-harming because of the pressure to succeed academically As a parent, what would be your biggest concern? … 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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Ofsted, Personal Development and 3Di Offer to Schools

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If you haven’t already read these guest posts on the Schools Improvement website, please do so: http://schoolsimprovement.net/guest-post-on-ofsted-inspections-believing-and-acting-the-impossible http://schoolsimprovement.net/guest-post-can-ofsted-make-the-impossible-possible-perhaps-with-some-drastic-changes Professor Colin Richards describes the considerable flaws in the current Ofsted Inspection Framework and explains how evidence can’t possibly be gathered for … Continue reading

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Children in Distress: The NUT/Hutchings “Exam Factories?” Report

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If we can judge a nation by the way it treats its children, and by the overall wellbeing of its children, then please consider the following evidence from the NUT in today’s Guardian and elsewhere: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jul/04/children-exams-teachers-school-anxiety-nut Children ‘in complete meltdown’ … Continue reading

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Young People Seeking Help for Exam Stress

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Many people reading an article in today’s Guardian will be appalled by what they see in it – but how many will lift a finger, or write a tweet, an email, a letter or a blog post about it? http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/may/14/calls-to-childline-over-exam-stress-break-recordsContinue reading

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Education Manifestos in Detail: Part Three – Labour

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It’s hard to forget New Labour and its “Education, Education, Education” mantra which created a feeling of optimism that soon turned to despondency – once we realised what Blair and co meant by “education”. They were talking almost exclusively about … Continue reading

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