Tag Archives: SMSC

Towards a National Education Service: Part 2

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Below is part 2 of our response to the Labour Party’s Policy Consultation on Education. Comments welcome. ……………………………………. What should a National Education Service be for and what values should it and the draft charter embody?     What amendments, if … Continue reading

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Towards a National Education Service: Part One

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The Labour Party policy consultation on education has now closed, and we hope that educators, parents and Labour party members took time to contribute to the important proposals for a National Education Service. The notion of a National Education Service … 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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Education and the Declaration of Human Rights

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UN Declaration on Human Rights: Education As part of our ongoing review of the UN Declaration on Human Rights, we’re turning our attention to education. Within the Declaration there are specific articles relating to education and there are references and … 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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The Purpose of Education: An Overdue Conversation

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Are we ever going to get education right if we can’t agree on its aims and purposes? Are the purposes espoused by some diametrically opposed by others? Isn’t there some synergy worth considering that will unite all educators? Naively sometimes, … Continue reading

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The Real Obstacles to Statutory Status for PSHE Education

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The Guardian has been running a series of education Q & As for each of the political parties. This week it was the turn of Nicky Morgan to respond to some key questions from readers. Here is the Q & … Continue reading

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How can we do the right thing?

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Of the six intelligences we describe in our 3D model, the one that involves no thought and no logic is the one that’s the least considered and sometimes the hardest to comprehend. We’re talking here about instinctual intelligence – a … Continue reading

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British Values and SMSC: The Department for Education Getting it Wrong

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The seriousness of the Department for Education’s latest “guidance” document cannot be overstated. At the end of November 2014, presumably following recent Ofsted reports in Tower Hamlets and the Trojan Horse debacle in Birmingham –as well as the government’s insistence … Continue reading

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