Tag Archives: Rights of the Child

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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Fear Eats the Soul: Girl Guides Attitude Survey, Wellbeing and Action are Urgently Needed

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Earlier this week, the Girl Guides Association released their “Girls’ Attitude Survey”. It’s uncomfortable reading. https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/globalassets/docs-and-resources/research-and-campaigns/girls-attitudes-survey-2016.pdf This isn’t a small insignificant survey. It was carefully constructed, with researchers carrying out interviews with over 1600 girls and young women between the … Continue reading

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Suicide Isn’t Painless

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The song from the theme tune of M*A*S*H says “Suicide is Painless”. Clearly, this is not the case.   This week, the Office for National Statistics released data on UK suicides for 2014. It’s horrendous reading: 6122 suicides in the … Continue reading

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Important Ofsted Changes: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

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Another ‘new’ Ofsted Inspection Framework is being used in schools from September 2015. There’s some good news and some that we have concerns about, but let’s focus on the positives. This is the first time that Ofsted has given “personal … Continue reading

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Are Schools Emotionally Well Places to Work?

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You don’t have to search for too long on Google to find people writing about teacher stress. Recently there’s been an outpouring of media articles on the subject – and it shows no sign of decreasing. It’s the start of … 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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