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A revolution in the way we think and feel about food? A few tips from Amsterdam.

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Finished your Easter chocolate? How do you feel when you see a large empty box that once contained what looked like a month’s supply of chocolate? Embarrassed? Ashamed? Obese? According to Ruby Tandoh, writing in the Guardian, you shouldn’t feel … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation, PSHE and Lifelong Learning for Living Well

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Another day, another story about poor health issues for children and young people – both physically and mentally. Sleep deprivation and/or disturbed patterns of sleep are affecting an increasing number of children, according to BBC Panorama (to be broadcast imminently). … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day, Maslow, Human Needs and Intelligent Responses

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The 1940s are chiefly remembered as a time of war, suffering and austerity. However, we should remember that during that decade some of our best and most creative minds were thinking about and writing about human needs and human rights. … Continue reading

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Ofsted and Personal Development Judgement

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The latest Ofsted Framework has been released ready for use in September. There are some significant changes, particularly regarding the limiting judgement of “Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436039/School_inspection_handbook_from_September_2015.pdf It is this section that we are writing about today. The … Continue reading

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The Robert Cohan Lecture: What Matters?

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Readers may have noticed our tweets from the lunchtime lecture at The Place yesterday – the inaugural annual Cohan Lecture which was given by Robert Cohan himself. After a brief opening address Mr Cohan took part in a conversation with … Continue reading

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A Creative Approach to the New Curriculum

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As we said in our previous post, schools in England are faced with yet another revision of the National Curriculum this term. We’ve seen the headlines – fractions for five year olds (many of us spoke with children about fractions … Continue reading

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Tolerance, Values, Virtuous Living and Our Education

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What do we value? Do we have to consider what we value about education as well as these “British Values” that everyone is talking about? There’s plenty in the news about values at the moment. Every Tom, Michael and David … Continue reading

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