Tag Archives: UN Convention on the 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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Children’s Mental Health Week: Action not Polemics

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This week is Children’s Mental Health Week – a time to focus our thoughts and actions on how well we are supporting our young people and their individual wellbeing. Of course, every week and every day should be  a time … 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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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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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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Human Rights, British Rights: Are they different?

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Yesterday was World Human Rights Day. It was a day to pause and think about human rights and their importance for wellbeing. The complexity and also the simplicity of the UN Declaration of Human Rights warrants further consideration. On one … Continue reading

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“#Equality4MentalHealth” : Support this new campaign

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Today, Equality 4 Mental Health has launched a petition to improve mental health and wellbeing services for people in the UK. This is a cross-party petition, headed by Norman Lamb, Andrew Mitchell, Alastair Campbell and Caroline Lucas for the Liberal … 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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Global Goals for Sustainable Development: A World Lesson

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Today is the launch of the “World’s Largest Lesson”. A “World Lesson” is a good concept, and patently needed. The summer months showed us the devastating effect of war, poverty and helplessness as we watched, in grief, the images of … Continue reading

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