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The UN Convention, the Rights of Children and the Purpose of Education

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It concerns us greatly that the UN Convention is ignored when it comes to setting aims and objectives for education. How different our education system would be if we placed these articles at the heart of all we offered in … 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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Outnumbered, Outranked and Outwitted: Pupil Voice.

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The wonderful BBC programme on family life – “Outnumbered” – this week gave us a particularly brilliant set of scenes featuring the head teacher of the secondary school that daughter Karen attends, and the young girl herself. If you’ve missed … Continue reading

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Pupil Participation: The importance of collaboration

The subject of pupil voice and democracy in our schools is a very interesting one. All too frequently, School Councils are established to give young people a voice, only for them to find that their voice is cast aside or … Continue reading

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